List of public university systems and consortiums in France

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The reforms of French higher education in 1968-1971 broke apart several public universities into numerous autonomous successor universities. For example, the University of Paris was split into thirteen universities, Paris I through Paris XIII. These universities have subsequently formed groupings in order to pool resources and better advance their joint activities. Some of these groupings, which typically take the legal form of a groupement d'interêt public, or GIP, are themselves called universities or university centers. In addition to universities, they may include other institutions of higher education and research as well as municipal and regional governments. The process has accelerated with the law of 18 April 2006 on the reform of research in France. This has permitted the creation of tighter groupings called pôles de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur, or PRES. In addition, there are a number of consortia of engineering schools, such as the Grenoble Institute of Technology, that are so tightly united as to be listed as if they were single universities by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

Bordeaux[edit]

Systems and consortiums in Bordeaux:

University of Bordeaux[edit]

The present University of Bordeaux (Université de Bordeaux) is a PRES, established 21 March 2007, made up of the four successor universities to the former University of Bordeaux as well as a number of other institutions:

  1. University of Bordeaux 1 (Université Bordeaux 1 Sciences Technologies or Bordeaux 1)
  2. Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University (Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2)
  3. Michel de Montaigne University Bordeaux 3 (Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3)
  4. Montesquieu University - Bordeaux IV (Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV)
  5. ENSEIRB (Ecole nationale supérieure d’électronique, informatique et radiocommunications de Bordeaux)
  6. ENSCPB (Ecole nationale supérieure de chimie et de physique de Bordeaux)
  7. Sciences Po Bordeaux (Institut d’études politiques de Bordeaux)
  8. ENITAB (Ecole nationale d’ingénieurs des travaux agricoles de Bordeaux)

Bordeaux University Center[edit]

The Bordeaux University Center (Pôle universitaire de Bordeaux) is a GIP, made up of the four successor universities to the former University of Bordeaux, along with municipal and regional governments. The four universities are:

  1. University of Bordeaux 1 (Université Bordeaux 1 Sciences Technologies or Bordeaux 1)
  2. Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University (Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2)
  3. Michel de Montaigne University Bordeaux 3 (Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3)
  4. Montesquieu University - Bordeaux IV (Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV)

Cergy-Pontoise[edit]

The Cergy-Pontoise University as well as all upper education institutions of Cergy-Pontoise are organized in a PRES (Research and Upper Education Pole) including :

  • Cergy-Pontoise University
  • groupe ESSEC,(École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales)
  • ENSEA, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications
  • ITIN, Ecole supérieure d’Informatique, Réseaux et Systèmes d’Information
  • ENSAPC, École nationale supérieure d'arts de Cergy-Pontoise
  • EISTI,
  • EBI (École de Biologie Industrielle)
  • EPMI ( École d'électricité, de Production et des Méthodes Industrielles)
  • EPSS (École Pratique de Service Social)
  • ESCOM (École supérieure de chimie organique et minérale)
  • ILEPS (Institut Libre d’Éducation Physique Supérieur)
  • ISTOM (Institut Supérieur d’agro-développement)
  • ESCIA, école supérieure de comptabilité, gestion et finance

Clermont-Ferrand[edit]

  • University of Auvergne or University Clermont I
    • Faculty of Law and Political Science at Faculty of Economics and Management
    • Faculty of Medicine
    • Faculty of Pharmacy
    • Faculty of Dental Surgery
    • IUT (Engineering Sciences, Computer Networks, Multimedia, Biology, Management)
    • IUP "Management and Business Management"
    • Institute of Preparation for General Administration (IPAG)
  • Blaise Pascal University or University Clermont II
    • Arts and Humanities
    • Engineering
    • Language and Cultural Studies
    • Science and Technology

Grenoble[edit]

Systems and consortiums in Grenoble:

University of Grenoble[edit]

The University of Grenoble was a French university founded in 1339. There are three present-day successor universities:

  1. Joseph Fourier University (formerly Grenoble 1)
  2. Pierre Mendès-France University (formerly Grenoble 2)
  3. Stendhal University (formerly Grenoble 3)

The present University of Grenoble is a project of these three universities, together in the Grenoble Universités consortium with the Grenoble Institute of Technology, to place aspects of research, instruction, and support under joint administration. This project was formally established in November 2006, with the aim of starting work in 2007 and having the new University of Grenoble take over the tasks of the Grenoble Universités consortium by January 2009 at the latest.[1]

Grenoble Universités[edit]

Grenoble Universités is a GIP, made up of the following four institutions:

  1. Joseph Fourier University
  2. Pierre Mendès-France University
  3. Stendhal University
  4. Grenoble Institute of Technology

Grenoble Institute of Technology[edit]

The Grenoble Institute of Technology (le groupe INP Grenoble, l'Institut national polytechnique de Grenoble or INPG) is a consortium of six engineering schools:[2]

  1. Ense3 (l'École nationale supérieure de l'énergie, l'eau et l'environnement, formerly ENSHMG and ENSIEG)
  2. Ensimag (l'École nationale supérieure d'informatique et de mathématiques appliquées de Grenoble, formerly ENSIMAG and le Département télécommunications)
  3. Esisar (l'École nationale supérieure en systèmes avancés et réseaux, formerly l'École supérieure d'ingénieurs systèmes avancés Rhône-Alpes)
  4. Génie industriel (Génie industriel, formerly ENSGI and ENSHMG)
  5. Pagora (l'École internationale du papier, de la communication imprimée et des biomatériaux, formerly l'École française de papeterie et des industries graphiques or EFPG)
  6. Phelma (l'École de physique, d'électronique et des matériaux, formerly ENSPG, ENSERG and ENSEEG)

It was established in 1971, along with the other two French national polytechnic institutes.

Lille[edit]

Lyon[edit]

There is the following consortium in Lyon:

University of Lyon[edit]

The University of Lyon (Université de Lyon) comprises 16 institutions:

  1. Claude Bernard University Lyon 1
  2. Lumière University Lyon 2
  3. Jean Moulin University Lyon 3
  4. École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
  5. École normale supérieure lettres et sciences humaines
  6. École Centrale de Lyon
  7. INSA Lyon
  8. École National Supérieure des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliothèques (ENSSIB)
  9. École Vétérinaire de Lyon
  10. Université catholique de Lyon
  11. École de Management de Lyon
  12. Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique (INRP)
  13. Institut Polytechnique de Lyon (CPE Lyon, ECAM Lyon, ISARA Lyon, ITECH Lyon)
  14. Institut d'Études Politiques de Lyon
  15. Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres (IUFM) der Akademie Lyon
  16. École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État

Marseille[edit]

Montpellier[edit]

Nancy[edit]

Pays de la Loire : Nantes Angers Le Mans[edit]

Paris[edit]

Rennes[edit]

Strasbourg[edit]

Toulouse[edit]

There is the following consortium in Toulouse:

University of Toulouse[edit]

The University of Toulouse (Université de Toulouse) is a Research and Higher Education Cluster (PRES) consisting of 14 institutions (universities and "grandes écoles"):[4]

See also[edit]

List of public universities in France by academy

Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ See the article Un PRES pour Grenoble ? (in French, dated 2005-11-21, retrieved 2007-11-10) from the Joseph Fourier University web site and the articles Une nouvelle étape dans la construction de l'Université de Grenoble (in French, dated 2006-11-29, retrieved 2007-11-10) and Une vision partagée pour construire l'Université de Grenoble (in French, dated 2006-11-29, retrieved 2007-11-10) from l'inFo-HEBDO N° 38 PDF (le journal hebdomadaire de l'université Joseph-Fourier, edition of 04-09 December 2006), as well as the formal agreement AVANT PROJET DE PROTOCOLE DE CRÉATION DE L’UNIVERSITÉ DE GRENOBLE (in French, dated 2006-11-17, retrieved from the Grenoble Universités web site on 2007-11-10).
  2. ^ The Grenoble Institute of Technology formerly consisted of nine engineering schools, but it subsequently reorganized (in French, retrieved 2007-11-10) into six schools.
  3. ^ Although listed as a university by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine and the two other instituts nationaux polytechniques are really university systems, as each one groups together a number of autonomous institutes of higher education. Because it consists exclusively of grandes écoles, which have selective admissions policies, the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine is qualitatively different from the French public universities.
  4. ^ List of Establishments belonging to the "Université de Toulouse" on the official website
  5. ^ Although listed as a university by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse and the two other instituts nationaux polytechniques are really university systems, as each one groups together a number of autonomous institutes of higher education. Because it consists exclusively of grandes écoles, which have selective admissions policies, the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse is qualitatively different from the French public universities.