The UPPA is a network of 4 campuses based in the south-west of France, which benefits from exceptional assets, thanks to its geographical location near the Spanish border. Since it was created in 1970, the UPPA is characterised by its multi-discipline nature, its multi-site structure, its human scale size and its strong involvement in the regional economic and social world. It is made up and is developed with the support of the State and the territorial authorities and thanks to the commitment of thousands of men and women, who work for nearly 11,500 students, on the different campuses, every day. 26 research teams recognised by the French Ministry of Education, and 9 laboratories associated with the CNRS (National Science Research Council) or the INRA (National Institute for Agronomic Research) are developing their basic and applied research activities around 7 major areas: Chemistry: Materials and Environment, Mathematics, Geophysics, Complex Fluids, Informatics, NTIC, Comparative Law, Economics, Management, Languages, Culture, Territory Development. The involvements of UPPA in the project will also benefit from an existing partnership with INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control.