Blaise Pascal University

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Blaise Pascal University
Motto "An open mind" (L'esprit d'ouverture)[1]
Established 1854
Type Public
President Mathias Bernard[2]
Academic staff 1,223[3]
Admin. staff 972[3]
Students 16,007[3]
Location Clermont-Ferrand, France
Campus Urban
Website www.univ-bpclermont.fr

Blaise Pascal University (French: Université Blaise-Pascal), also known as Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand II or just Clermont-Ferrand II, is a public university with its main campus on 53 acres (210,000 m2)[3] in Clermont-Ferrand, France, with satellite locations in other parts of the region of Auvergne, including Vichy, Moulins, Montlucon, and Aubière.[4]

Blaise Pascal University, Gergovia

History[edit]

It was founded in 1854, as part of Clermont-Ferrand University.

The Blaise Pascal University was created by the division of the University of Clermont-Ferrand in two entities following a 1976 decree.[5]

In 1987 it was named for mathematician, scientist, and philosopher Blaise Pascal, who was born in Clermont.

Mathias Bernard was elected in 2012 as president of the University.[6][2]

However both Clermont-Ferrand universities have announced their intention to merge. As of 2017, Clermont-Ferrand will again be a single university.[7]

Statistics[edit]

For the 2013-2014 academic year, the university had an enrollment of 16,007 students,[3] of which nearly 2,500 were foreign students.[3] Additionally, it had 970 research professors between its multiple campuses.[3] Students may choose from among 250 degrees and programs.[8]

Courses[edit]

It offers bachelor's, master, and doctorate degrees in Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Language and Cultural Studies, and Science and Technology. It also offers bachelor's or master degrees in Business and Social Science.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.4icu.org/reviews/1486.htm
  2. ^ a b Seguy, Roland (2012-03-23). "Mathias Bernard, de doyen à président". La Montagne.  (in French)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Chiffres clés". univ-bpclermont.fr. Retrieved 24 September 2014.  (in French)
  4. ^ http://www.univ-bpclermont.fr/article98.html
  5. ^ "76-242 decree". legifrance.gouv.fr. 
  6. ^ "Mathias Bernard élu Président de l'Université". Université Blaise Pascal. , 22 March 2012 (in French)
  7. ^ Stromboni, Camille. "Les universités clermontoises optent pour la fusion". EducPros.fr. , 19 September 2013
  8. ^ http://webbis.univ-bpclermont.fr/UBP/Services/ri/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=73&PHPSESSID=c68345085099c32dc902a41a71b6a291

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Coordinates: 45°45′42″N 3°06′47″E / 45.76173°N 3.113075°E / 45.76173; 3.113075