University of Limoges

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University of Limoges
Université de Limoges
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Latin: Universitas Lemovicinis
ChancellorLuc Johann
Rector of the Academy of Limoges
PresidentAlain Célérier
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students16,548 [1]
33 rue François Mitterrand, BP 23204
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CampusVanteaux, La Borie, Turgot, Forum, Marcland, Ester Technopôle, Guéret, Ahun, La Souterraine, Tulle, Brive, Neuvic, Égletons, Meymac
AffiliationsLeonardo da Vinci consolidated University, European University Association, Couperin (consortium)
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The University of Limoges (Université de Limoges) is a French public university, based in Limoges. 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.[2] University of Limoges is ranked as the top 50 among the universities in France.[3]

University of Limoges is in the top 7% of universities in the world, ranking 29th in the France as 2020. Ranks 1st among universities in Limoges.[4]


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).


The university offers bachelor, master and doctorate degrees in line with the Bologna Process. There are five main departments:[5]

Department of Literature and Humanities, University of Limoges
  • Department of Law and Economics
  • Department of Literature and Humanities
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Sciences and Technology

Institutes and schools[edit]

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.
XLIM, French National Research Institute in Electronics, Photonics & Computer Science, CNRS[6]
  • 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.
    IRCER, National Institute of Research on Ceramics & Materials, UMR 7315 CNRS[7]
  • 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[edit]


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  2. ^ "Decree 2015-857 of 13 July 2015 on the statutes for the ComUE " Université confédérale Léonard de Vinci "". Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Université de Limoges | Ranking & Review". Retrieved Jan 11, 2021.
  4. ^ "University of Limoges: Ranking 2020, Acceptance Rate, Tuition". - Discover university rankings by location. Nov 21, 2019. Retrieved Jan 11, 2021.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2017-06-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "XLIM". Retrieved Jan 11, 2021.
  7. ^ "IRCER, Institut de Recherche sur les Céramiques". IRCER. Retrieved Jan 11, 2021.

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Coordinates: 45°49′35″N 1°15′30″E / 45.8264°N 1.2583°E / 45.8264; 1.2583