The chair system put in place at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne aims to attract researchers to thematic positions defined under a shared scientific policy, in consultation between the partner and URCA.
It is intended to promote or strengthen very high-level research, with international visibility and help develop partnerships as part of innovative achievements.
Depending on the nature of the partnership, different situations are considered:
- University-organisation chair (INSERM, CNRS, etc.),
- Industrial chair,
- Chair between higher education institutions.
The chairs thus enable researchers to devote themselves, for a fixed period, which is potentially renewable, mostly to the development of their research project in an appropriate scientific environment. The chairs are necessarily attached to an accredited URCA research unit and defined by an agreement. They are accessible to all Higher Education researchers and lecturer-researchers, mainly outside URCA, who are recognised for their research work.