The University of Bordeaux was newly established on the 1st of January 2014, following the merger of three universities: Université Bordeaux 1 Sciences et Technologies, Université Bordeaux Segalen and Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.
The University of Bordeaux campus is one of the largest in Europe (187 hectares). Please make sure when choosing your courses that your agenda permits you to travel the necessary distance from one campus site to the next and to be on time for the start of class! (e.g. to go from Campus Pessac to Campus Bastide by tram, the time needed is approximately 45 minutes).
Since being awarded "Campus of Excellence" in 2011, the Investments for the Future program has helped the University of Bordeaux (UBx) and its partners to structure a campus whose international outreach program is based on cutting-edge, scientific projects. These projects concern the diverse research opportunities within Bordeaux: neurosciences, health technologies (for example, cardiac rhythmology), public health, materials of the future, environment/climate, archeology, optics-photonics-laser, and informatics/certification.
In close collaboration with research bodies and partner institutions, the University of Bordeaux offers innovative research, training and knowledge transfer programs.
These programs are financed with the income stemming from a €700 million endowment granted to IdEx Bordeaux. These funds must be supplemented by partner investments and external resources (ANR or European project proposals, private funding, etc.).
The members of IdEx Bordeaux are: