University of Savoy
|University of Savoy|
|Université de Savoie|
|Established||1960s, officially-recognised 1979|
(both near Chambéry);,
The university was founded over a period in the 1960s and 1970s. Wanting to avoid a straight choice between the two biggest towns of the Savoie/Haute-Savoie region, the authorities decided to set up a campus in each city for different areas of study.
- The Annecy-le-Vieux campus (near Annecy) is the university's "technology institute" (IUT), and teaches engineering-related subjects and business and administration related subjects. There is either the faculty of economics and management (IMUS, Institut de Management de l'Université de Savoie).
- Jacob-Bellecombette (1.5 km south of Chambéry) is the campus for students of languages, literature, social sciences, law and economics. It has a library, sports hall and one cafeteria. Chambéry is the home of the university's presidence and administrative buildings.
- Between 1295 and 1563, Chambéry was the capital of Savoy. The University of Turin was founded in 1404, and Chambéry was the home of an école préparatoire, a school preparing students to go there. But there was no university in Chambéry in this period, and Turin took over from Chambéry as Savoy's capital in 1563.
- The annexing of Savoy by France after the unification of Italy meant that Chambéry had an académie between 1860 and 1920, but not a university.
- During the movement creating new universities in the 1960s, a Savoy Collège Scientifique Universitaire (CSU) was created, then a Collège Littéraire Universitaire (CLU) in 1963. These colleges were merged, creating the Centre Universitaire de Savoie (CUS), at Chambéry, on 9 May 1969. In 1973, Annecy's technical and business college, the Institut Universitaire Technologique (IUT), was founded, and from 27 June 1979, the CUS was officially classed as a university. It was later renamed the Université de Savoie.
Number of students at the university
After Paris I, Pantheon-Assas University and Strasbourg III (URS), Savoy has the fourth-highest number of Erasmus exchange students in France. The school of international relations has signed 228 conventions with universities in 82 countries, and the university takes more than 1,000 foreign students per year overall.
- North America: 7%
- PECO-NEI (Pays d'Europe centrale, orientale et nouveaux états indépendants de l'ex Union Sovietique): 5%
- Asia : 6%
- North Africa/Middle-East : 5%
- Latin America : 2,5%
- Africa: 2,5%
- Australia/New Zealand: 1%
Photos of the university
All in French unless stated.
- IUT d'Annecy
- IMUS, Annecy
- Polytech' Savoie
- School of applied sciences
- Centre Interdisciplinaire Scientifique de la Montagne
- IUT de Chambéry
- Polytech' Savoie
- Technopole Savoie Technolac
- Moodle Science