University of Limoges
Université de Limoges
|Latin: Universitas Lemovicinis|
Rector of the Academy of Limoges
33 rue François Mitterrand, BP 23204,
|Campus||Vanteaux, La Borie, Turgot, Forum, Marcland, Ester Technopôle, Guéret, Ahun, La Souterraine, Tulle, Brive, Neuvic, Égletons, Meymac|
|Affiliations||Leonardo da Vinci consolidated University, European University Association, Couperin (consortium)|
The University of Limoges (Université de Limoges) is a French public research university, based in Limoges. The semiotician Jacques Fontanille, a senior member of the "Institut Universitaire de France", is the president. Its chancellor is the rector of the Academy of Limoges (an administrative district in France for education and research). It counts more than 16,000 students and near 1,000 scholars and researchers. It offers complete curricula up to the doctorates and beyond in the traditional areas of knowledge. It was structured in October 1968 by the grouping of higher education institutions in Limoges. The oldest historical continuity is that of the faculties of pharmacy and medicine dating back to 1626.
It is one of the main higher education institutions in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. As of July 2015 it is a member of the Leonardo da Vinci consolidated University (Université confédérale Léonard de Vinci) along with the University of Poitiers, the University of La Rochelle, François Rabelais University and several engineering schools.
The university of Limoges was created in 1968 by the incorporation into a single institution of various research schools of higher learning in Limoges, some of them previously affiliated to the University of Poitiers. At the time of its creation it counted 7,000 students and soon expanded to 15,000 making it a middle size university in France. It inherits from a long tradition of research, innovation and teaching possibly dating back in the Middle Ages from the famed Abbaye Saint-Martial de Limoges founded in 848 and suppressed by the French Revolution in 1891, which was a major intellectual center in Medieval Europe (technology of materials, enamel,manuscripts, scholarship, liturgy, theater, etc.). The modern School of Medicine and Pharmacy was created in 1626 (the present day's university council meets in the "Salle Saint-Alexis", the 17th century former chapel of the old Hôtel-Dieu University Hospital).
- Department of Law and Economics
- Department of Literature and Humanities
- Department of Medicine
- Department of Pharmacy
- Department of Sciences and Technology
Institutes and schools
- University Institute of Technology (Institut universitaire de technologie du Limousin)
- Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE Limoges)
- Institut de préparation à l'administration générale (IPAG),
- Institut du Limousin de Formation aux Métiers de la Réadaptation (ILFOMER),
- École supérieure du professorat et de l'éducation (ESPE),
- ENSIL-ENSCI (Graduate Engineering School).
In addition, 3iL, School of Computer Engineering is associated with the University.
The University of Limoges has grouped its research laboratories into five major institutes:
- XLIM UMR CNRS 7252, a multidisciplinary research institute, in association with the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), is the result of the merger of four laboratories (LACO, LMSI, UMOP, IRCOM). It brings together more than 500 professors, CNRS researchers and doctoral students working in computer science, mathematics, optics, electromagnetism or electronics.
- IPAM (Institut des Procédés Appliqués aux Matériaux), bringing together two laboratories from the University and the École nationale supérieure de céramique industrielle, working on materials and process engineering.
- GEIST (Genomics, Environment, Immunity, Health and Therapeutics).
- SHS (Human and Social Sciences).
- GIO (Governance of Institutions and Organisations).
The University also supports the activities of the NGO Europa, which is based in Limoges and is involved in the field of European public policies.
Notable faculty and alumni
- Philippe Depreux,(History)
- Janine Garrisson, (History)
- Jean-Marie Grassin, (Comparative Literature)
- Olivier Guillot, (Law)
- Jacques Fontanille
- Laurent Touchart, limnology
- Romain Garnier, linguistics
- Zinedine Zidane, Sports Manager, Batch 2013
- "Decree 2015-857 of 13 July 2015 on the statutes for the ComUE " Université confédérale Léonard de Vinci "". Retrieved 27 July 2015.
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