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Summer schools in Angers

The University of Angers


The University of Angers is the fifth oldest university in France. It was founded in 1364 by King Charles V and abolished during the French Revolution. However Angers remained an important focus of intellectual and academic activity. The modern university was established in the 1970s. In 2021, the University of Angers celebrated the 50th anniversary of its refoundation.

The University of Angers has over 25,000 students and nearly 2,000 staff. It is spread over 3 campuses in Angers and it also has campuses in other nearby towns. We deliver a wide range of degrees across many areas including science, languages, humanities, technology, engineering, law, economics, business, tourism, health sciences...

A welcoming community

The University of Angers provides a dynamic and supportive environment with a quality infrastructure.

Students and staff have access to a medical centre, a career centre, 3 dining halls, extensive sports facilities, a cultural centre providing a large number of activities and 2 university libraries which are among the ones with the most extensive opening hours in France, including on Sundays.

We also have a special one-stop helpdesk that provides students with practical information and advice on various aspects of student life in Angers, e.g. accommodation, transport, healthcare, insurance, financial aid, sports, cultural activities...

All these services ensure the well-being and academic success of our students. UA has the highest graduation rate in France for 3-year bachelor's degree students.

Research excellence

Research at the University of Angers is innovative and characterised by cross-disciplinary cooperation and close links with education and society.

Our university has a network of 26 research units covering a variety of fields. Our major areas of research are: Plant and Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, Mathematic & Computer Sciences, Materials Sciences, Literature, Languages, Humanities & Social Sciences. We host approximately 500 PhD students, 40% of whom are from abroad.

UA owns 65 active patent families and 6 start-up companies were created as a direct result of lab activities.

International focus

UA is particularly active on the international level. We have over 10% of international students representing approximately 130 nationalities. We also have about 450 international partners across the world and more than 20 joint and dual degrees.

We hold the "Bienvenue en France" certification, which means we demonstrate high standards in support services for international students and researchers. This includes a student mentoring programme called the "Buddy System", to improve the integration of international students arriving at UA. We also offer several English-taught programmes in various fields and we have a French language centre for international students and researchers who want to learn French or improve their language skills.

In 2019, the University of Angers entered the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai ranking.