Mines Paris – PSL has been a member of EUREC since 1991. PERSEE (Center for Processes, Renewable Energy and Energy Systems) is one of the 18 Research Centres of Mines Paris – PSL. It is composed of about 60 people located at Sophia Antipolis (south east of France) the biggest European Technopole. Upon their arrival at Sophia Antipolis, students register with Mines Paris – PSL as full time postgraduate students. They remain registered as Mines Paris – PSL students throughout the full duration of the programme and their degree is awarded by Mines Paris – PSL.