When we think of sustainable development, we almost certainly think about the environment. But in order for the objective of sustainability to be achieved, other dimensions come to bear, in particular economic, technical and social issues.
It was back in 1993 that the UTC set itself the goal of reconciling technology and the environment. Designing a product, piece of equipment, process or method whilst minimising pollution or identify its source is the approach adopted by the University. Thanks to the complementary skills of its various laboratories and the quality of its research, UTC-Compiegne is well placed to assess and control the risks that technological development can pose to the environment and to find technological solutions to environmental challenges.
From the design of a product that can be easily recycled, to optimisation a manufacturing process to make it cleaner and/ or less energy-greedy, to the implementation of an efficient end-of-life waste treatment and recovery system, or even the detection of pollution using biological methods, a global approach is favoured.
Problems that also involve economic and social issues. Hence the emphasis on including the teaching social sciences and humanities. In all these areas, UTC has a lot to offer in terms of education, research and innovation.