History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of Bordeaux, France belongs to the ancient university tradition dating back to the year 1441. On 1st January 2014, it was newly established after the merger of three universities namely the University of Bordeaux 1, the University of Bordeaux Segalen and the University of Bordeaux Montesquieu. It is a public university located in Bordeaux city in Southwestern France. It is a member of the Community of Universities and Higher Education Institutions or COMUE Aquitaine academic institutions groups. The University of Bordeaux is affiliated with Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and European University Association (EUA). In the Year 2022 global university ranking list the University of Bordeaux has secured 501-510th place in the QS ranking and 301-350th place in the Times Higher Education ranking.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The University of Bordeaux's 462 acres of campus is located in the heart city of Bordeaux, France which is also a UNESCO World Heritage city. The university campus offers a wide range of services and amenities to students. The University of Bordeaux has a total of seven campuses in and around the city of Bordeaux. They are La Bastide site, Talence-Pessac-Gradignam campus, Agen campus, Carriere Campus, Perogord Campus, Bordeaux Victoire Campus, Villenave d’Ornon. The University of Bordeaux offers 250 Master's programs, 150 Bachelor's programs including vocational courses and 55 national diplomas in health. The diploma and degree programs are categorised into four main colleges and three institutes namely College of Law, Political Science, Economics, Management, College of Health Sciences, College of Human Sciences, College of Science and Technology, Institute of Technology, Institute of Education, Institute of Vine and Wine Science.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Bordeaux is worldwide known for its promotion of cutting-edge research work in higher education mainly doctorate programs. Testimony of its commitment to research was recognised and the university was awarded the “Initiative of Excellence” award. The award consists of 700 MGBP to support the growth and development of the research field. The University of Bordeaux possesses 20 world's most advanced associate research laboratories. Henri Moysset- French Politician, Olivier Le Peuch- French Businessman, Esther Seligson- Mexican writer and historian, Morteza Heidari- Iranian TV Host, Roland Paskoff- French Geologist and Jean-Pierre Escalettes- French Footballer are among some of the notable alumni of the University of Bordeaux.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Out of a total of approximately 56000 students studying at the University of Bordeaux, 88% of students are domestic and 12% are international students. At the University of Bordeaux, 23% are enrolled in a postgraduation program, 40% are enrolled in an undergraduate program, 32% are enrolled in health studies and the rest 5% are distributed in other programs. To encourage student participation on campus has fostered the growth of 135 student groups and associations as well. Sanofi, Time for the Planet, and CHU de Bordeaux are some of the companies that visit the University of Bordeaux campus to give working opportunities to successful students.