Committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and professional competence as early as 1970, when it opened, Toulouse 1 Capitole university (UT1C, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole) is a public establishment which originated from the Faculty of Canon Law created in 1229 by King Saint Louis. Today, it is a Law, Economics and Management University whose priority is the emphasis on international networks so as to promote scientific collaborations as well as students’ and researchers-lecturers’ exchanges.
The University of Angers (UA - Université d'Angers) is in the heart of the historic Loire Valley in Western France. The University of Angers is a public comprehensive research university of some 22,000 students, with a vocation to prepare students for careers in a wide range of fields, and open their horizons through strong international outreach.
The university has recognized research programmes in a variety of disciplines. The University of Angers has 7 major colleges: the College of Law, Economics and Business Studies, the Faculty of Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Science, the School of Medicineand Pharmacy, the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, ISTIA (School for Engineering), Institute of Technology (professionally-oriented degree courses)
A dynamic institution connected with some of the world’s highest-ranking foreign universities, the University of Lille attracts many students. They benefit from excellent studying conditions on huge campuses.
For many years now, the University of Lille has made international development central to its way of working, courses and research. Having won a place on a huge national plan to finance excellence (I-site) in 2017, it is now committed to structuring its international policy around several main themes, international recruitment methods and partnerships of excellence.
The Paul Sabatier Toulouse III University (UPS) is a French university. In 1969, it was established on the foundations of the old Toulouse university that was itself founded in 1229. The UPS offers a broad array of programs in the sciences, health, technology and athletics.
The Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA, Grenoble Alps University) is a public research university in Grenoble, France. Founded in 1339, the merger in 2016 of the three universities (the Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1, the Université Pierre-Mendès-France - Grenoble 2 and the Université Stendhal - Grenoble 3) gives it its current form. It is the third largest university in France with about 45,000 students and over 3,000 researchers.
The Université Grenoble Alpes already features in the top 100 and top 200 universities in major international rankings (Reuters, Shanghai, Times Higher Education and QS for example) for some of its scientific fields. The UGA rivals the best universities in the world thanks to the strength of its research and the numerous educational innovations it has implemented.
The Université Côte d'Azur (UCA) is a recently created cluster of higher education establishments on the French Riviera that brings together the major players in higher education and research on the Côte d’Azur. Université Côte d’Azur aims to develop a new, 21st-century model for French universities, based on new interactions between disciplines, a new form of coordination between research, teaching, and innovation, and strong partnerships with the private sector and local authorities. In January 2016, Université Côte d’Azur won a prestigious “IDEX” award from the French government for its UCAJEDI project, placing it among the top 10 world-class, comprehensive universities in France.