Université de Strasbourg

University of Strasbourg

The Université de Strasbourg traces its history to the earlier Universität Strassburg, which was founded in 1631. The University, in its different forms over time, has been home to historic figures such as Beno Gutenberg, Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, Louis Pasteur, Georg Simmel, Albert Schweitzer, and Marc Bloch. Currently it is the second largest university in France, with about 46,000 students and over 4,000 researchers, and is among Europe's best, being part of the League of European Research Universities (LERU). The University offers academic programs in all major scientific disciplines, with a particular focus on multidisciplinary approaches. Strasbourg currently counts four Nobel laureates among its faculty, three of which have been awarded in the past 7 years (2011, 2013, 2016).

The University has a strong commitment to technology and knowledge transfer; the University ranks second nationally in lifelong learning, and was first in France to set up a “proof of concept” fund to facilitate transfer and has proactively fostered collaboration between public research and private R&D. The University has strong relationships with partners in the business world: for instance it is a founding member of the French-German-Swiss Biovalley cluster, one of the most important clusters in biotechnologies and health in Europe which has created more than 2,000 jobs and 45 companies since 2005.

Located on a historically turbulent frontier, the university is at the heart of Europe, blending French and German cultural influences.

Université de Strasbourg

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