Montesquieu University – Bordeaux IV

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Montesquieu University - Bordeaux IV
Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV
Established 1995 (breakup of Bordeaux 1)
Type Public
President Jean-Pierre Laborde
Academic staff 400
Students 14,000
Location Bordeaux, France
Coordinates: 44°47′52″N 0°37′5″W / 44.79778°N 0.61806°W / 44.79778; -0.61806
Campus Pôle universitaire des sciences de gestion de Bordeaux
The campus

Montesquieu University – Bordeaux IV (French: Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV) is a French university, based in Pessac, the suburbs of Bordeaux, in the domaine universitaire. It is under the Academy of Bordeaux.

The University of Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV is the successor of the former Law and Economics Faculty, whose origins go back as far as the 15th century. It incorporates long-standing teaching programmes and institutes which have an established reputation in the academic specialities of the University, notably law, political science, and economics and management.

It is organised into 6 departments (UFR) in the areas of economics and management, law, and economic and social administration (AES), as well as an Institute of Business Administration (IAE), 2 University Institutes of Technology (IUT). In addition, the Bordeaux Institute of Political Studies is also annexed to the University.

The University boasts 14,000 students and has a staff of 400 teachers and researchers with a non-academic staff of 300. It awards 4,100 diplomas each year at the various sites in Bordeaux itself as well as at the satellite sites of Agen and Périgueux.

The increasingly evident research potential of the University can be measured in figures: 3 Doctoral Schools (law, social and political sciences, economics, management and demographics) and 57 masters. Individual research projects come together to make up the 12 government-recognised research centres, some of which are attached to large research organisations such as the CNRS (the National Centre for Scientific Research) and the National Foundation of Political Science. It would be impossible in a few words to cover the diversity and the quality of the research; let us simply stress that the University of Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV has an open approach to the local economy, a fact much appreciated by researchers, and it has acquired an unquestionable reputation, nationally and internationally, in a number of academic areas where it is regarded as a centre of excellence. Without presenting an exhaustive list, the following areas are just a few examples of this: international finance; comparative foreign law and politics (Spain, Africa and developing countries, America, Central Europe, etc.); regional economic development, local management and administration and town and country planning; social and health legislation; community law; public administration and company management.

The University of Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV is well-established within its region and open to the world outside. It is committed to diversification and modernisation and with this in mind has recently increased its range of vocational training programmes available to students. The University is proud if its rich past and perfectly equipped to provide teaching of quality while remaining at the leading edge of academic research.

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