The University of Bordeaux was newly established in 2014 following the merger of three universities. Ranked among the top universities in France for the quality of its academic courses and research, it was awarded the “Initiative of Excellence” by the French government in 2011.
A multidisciplinary education offer
The University of Bordeaux offers 245 Master and 125 Bachelor programs. The four major scientific fields are Science and Technology / Law, Political Science, Economics, Management / Life and Health Sciences / Social and Human Sciences.
Approximately 12% of students at the University of Bordeaux are international. 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 9 EU-labelled study programs.
A leading international research university
Research is organized around three departments: Science and Technology / Life and Health Sciences / Social Sciences and Humanities.
Eight doctoral schools ensure support and guidance for Ph.D. students. The research departments group together 70 research laboratories that are under joint supervision with national research organizations.
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.