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University of Bordeaux

University of Bordeaux

The University of Bordeaux was newly established in 2014 following the merger of three universities. It welcomes 56, 000 students, of which almost 2, 000 are PhD students and 7,200 are international students.

Ranked among the top universities in France for the quality of its academic courses and research, the University of Bordeaux was awarded the “Initiative of Excellence” by the French government in 2011. It is ranked n°87 in the Times Higher Education Young University Ranking (2019), n°24 in Reuters Europe's Top 100 Innovative Universities (2019) and 201-300 within the Shanghai General Ranking (2019).

A multidisciplinary education offer

The University of Bordeaux offers 250 Master and 150 Bachelor programs. The four major scientific fields are: Science and Technology / Law, Political Science, Economics, Management / Life and Health SciencesSocial and Human Sciences.

International Study Offer

The university has developed a wide range of international study programs that are taught in English (or other languages) and that offer students the possibility of studying abroad and/or completing joint or double degrees. A leading university in France for participation in the Erasmus Mundus program, the University of Bordeaux offers around 20 EU-labeled study programs of excellence.

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A leading international research university

Research is also multidisciplinary, organized according to 11 departments:

  • Social sciences of contemporary changes
  • Evaluation, behavior, organization
  • Law and social transformations
  • Bordeaux Neurocampus
  • Biological and medical sciences
  • Public health
  • Health sciences and technologies
  • Environmental sciences
  • Engineering and digital sciences
  • Material and light sciences
  • Archeological sciences

The university counts a total of 88 research laboratories that are under joint supervision with national research organizations. A Graduate Research School coordinates the entire field of doctoral studies in collaboration with the eight doctoral schools that ensure support and guidance for PhD students. Graduate Research Programs have been launched within the domains of neuroscience, digital public health and light sciences and technologies.

Clusters of excellence

One of the main priorities of the University of Bordeaux is to promote the development of thematic clusters of excellence for research, training and knowledge transfer in the following fields: neuroscience, medical imaging, environment/climate, advanced materials, archaeology, lasers/optics, digital certification, health and society and cardiology.

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Campus life

The University of Bordeaux has one of the largest campuses (187 hectares) in Europe. It is composed of several sites that are located near to the city and that offer a broad range of services and amenities. 135 student associations exist and participate in the organization of a wide range of cultural activities throughout the academic year: workshops, film debates, science cafés, lectures, exhibitions, concerts, shows, etc. A campus of excellence for sports as well, since 2010 Bordeaux is the n°1 French university for sports, ranking n°5 within Europe.

Welcome to Bordeaux

Bordeaux, a city renowned for many good things: listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, described as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”, classified as "City of Art and History” and last but not least, the wine capital of the world!

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