Blaise Pascal University
A human-scale university at the forefront of teaching and research in a city on the move.
Adjacent to the largest natural park in France, Clermont-Ferrand is the capital of the Auvergne Region. Major companies (Michelin, Limagrain, Volvic, etc.) contribute to the economic growth of the city which counts 35,000 students.
The world capital of short films and city of reference in terms of modern music (the Cooperative de May music venue), Clermont-Ferrand offers a wide variety of cultural events.
With such an environment Blaise Pascal university provides an ideal context to the students wishing to study in one of our major training and research areas: sciences and technologies; literature, languages and arts; human and social sciences; physical and sports activities sciences and techniques.With 1150 Lecturing and Research Staff, the University is well-known for the quality of its teaching and research. It has four Doctoral Schools and thirty-one laboratories and research teams, sixteen of which are associated with the C.N.R.S. (National Centre for Scientific Research) and two with the I.N.R.A. (National Institute for Research in Agronomy).
The university offers its 14,000 students courses (B.A./B.Sc., M.A./M.Sc. to PhD level) in its extensively multidisciplinary fields of the Arts, Languages and the Humanities, Exact and Natural Sciences and Technology, Sports Science and Engineering.
The University also has a long tradition of welcoming foreign students (2160) who come particularly to study in the context of European programmes or under the terms of international co-operation agreements with 270 institutions situated all over the world.