Côte d’Azur University: a new public portal profiled by type of visitor

Published on September 29, 2020 by - Updated on 27 mai 2021 à 11H35

The Côte d’Azur University has chosen Kosmos to develop and install its new public service, connected portal. With Kosmos solutioning, using responsive design, the Kosmos teams have developed a new user-friendly website with a new graphic identity and features. This project, conducted remotely, was developed within a short deadline (7 months).

A desire to improve the user experience

On January 1st, 2020, the Côte d’Azur University saw the light of day by merging with the University of Nice, Sophia Antipolis created in 1965 and the Community of Universities and Establishments, Côte d’Azur University created in 2015. All teaching and research units have merged. The Côte d’Azur University now has a total of 55 research structures in all major scientific areas to define its scientific policy, guide its partnerships, encourage innovation and stimulate the teaching that it dispenses in its Research Universities [Ecoles Universitaires de Recherche (EUR).]

Université Côté d'Azur - Site web Kosmos
Université Côté d'Azur - Site web Kosmos

The Kosmos solutioning teams proposed a second front-office with a dedicated template, thus accelerating the development of the new EUR websites. To provide visitors with the best experience, the portal offers visitors all the information on the campus and news focused on their profile: visitors, teaching/research staff, companies, students and high-school students.


Université Côté d'Azur - Site web Kosmos
Université Côté d'Azur - Site web Kosmos

The key points of the project:

  • A design process in “agile mode
  • A project based on Kosmos’s CMS [Content Management System] solution, a base:
    • Offering a site factory
    • Integrated into the Côte d’Azur University’s information system by means of:
      • The CAS / LDAP connector [Central Authentication Service/ Lightweight Directory Access Protocol]
      • The Apogee connector (educational offering
      • The HAL connector (teaching/research staff publications)
    • Additional enriched services such as service profiling proposed from the home page.

Since the beginning of this school year, Kosmos has been reinforcing its position in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region by equipping junior schools belonging to the Alpes Maritimes Department with its Skolengo system. Kosmos continues to work on the development of innovative digital solutions for organizations in the local education sector.