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Eurométropole of Strasbourg

Strasbourg, a European city par excellence, mixes ideas as much as nationalities and likes to greet every person – academics, students, researchers, artists, entrepreneurs, families – with open arms.

Within the metropolis, which counts more than 500,000 inhabitants and 33 municipalities, you can thrive, study, develop your talent, choose to live in vibrant or peaceful surroundings, work in cutting-edge technology or launch your own business, enjoy the gastronomy and wine/beer tradition or go hiking on the nearest mountains.

It is in Strasbourg that the national anthem “La Marseillaise” was born, and that Gutenberg printed his first books, but also here where the fundamentals of micro-invasive surgery are taught and where a Space University invites you to look towards space and beyond.

Innovation and humanism are part of its DNA. Even its well-developed tram network knows no borders and with the extensive cyclepaths you will be able to get around in an easy and environmentally friendly way.

After a studious day on the university campus or remarkable libraries, you can relax on the banks of the Ill or in one of the beautiful parks and gardens; you can enjoy a drink on the numerous café terraces, or stroll in the picturesque districts classified as World Heritage by Unesco.

In brief, Strasbourg offers a very good quality of life, and a real window on the world, with its European institutions and about 80 international organizations it hosts, and the countless international and cultural events that take place all year long.

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University of Strasbourg

The history of the University of Strasbourg begins in the early 16th century, when Protestant scholar Johannes Sturm founded it as a “Gymnasium”. It officially becomes a University in 1621 by imperial decree.

Founding member of the League of European research universities (LERU), Eucor – The European Campus and the Epicur Alliance (European Partnership for an Innovative Campus Unifying Regions), it is a deeply European and international institution.

More than 56,000 students are being trained and welcomed each year by over 5200 staff members composed of 2800 teacher-researchers and 2400 librarians, engineers or administrative, technical, social and medical staff. 20% of students come from foreign countries; that number grows to 50% when it comes to PhD candidates.

The university stands out with a teaching program covering all discipline fields, that spread over 35 faculties including:
– Law, economics, management, political sciences
– Human and social sciences
– Arts, literature and languages
– Sciences, technology and medicine

The University of Strasbourg is located in the heart of its city and the students represent more than 10% of the total population of the city and its surroundings. Our buildings, mostly dating from the 19th century, are part of the history of Strasbourg and belong to the UNESCO World Heritage site. The zoological museum, which is one of the most popular in town and which will be after renovation the heart of a new science and culture centre, is an emblematic example of the collaboration between the city and the university, since it is led by both. Yet, our collaboration goes far beyond culture and buildings. It also includes student engagement, citizen science, and public engagement on science, especially on societal and environmental issues.

Being a member of EUniverCities is for the university as well as for the city the recognition of what has already been done and an incentive to do more and share it with other cities across Europe.

Eurométropole of Strasbourg

University of Strasbourg

Contact person: Philippe Portelli

Chef du service Enseignement supérieur, Recherche et innovation

Head of Higher education, research and innovation department

1 parc de l’Étoile 67076 Strasbourg Cedex FRANCE

Contact person: Mathieu Schneider

Vice-président de l’Université de Strasbourg
en charge du domaine “Culture, Sciences-société & Actions solidaires”

20a, rue René Descartes
F – 67084 Strasbourg Cedex

Phone:  +33 (0)3 68 98 83 10 Phone: +33 (0)3 68 85 70 88
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