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8 reasons for choosing Bordeaux Segalen
Our naturally multidisciplinary courses
Find multidisciplinary studies to suit your personality at Bordeaux Segalen. Our courses, focusing on people, human life, and health are designed to cultivate exchanges of knowledge and cross-disciplinary approaches. This open-mindedness has not only resulted in innovative courses, in phase with the job market, such as "biology-health" and "public health-society", but also the development of strong links between different fields of study. This wide-ranging course offering enables you to build a unique curriculum, suited to your skills, talents, interests, and experience.
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A university with high-level teaching staff
Our courses are taught by over 1,000 teaching staff, recognised for the quality of their scientific and teaching qualifications: they all hold doctorates or PhD degrees and all the medical lecturers are active hospital practitioners at Bordeaux University Hospital. By devoting XX million euros to research every year, the university offers its teaching-researchers excellent facilities for developing their research while guaranteeing students access to high-level teaching staff.
Preparing professionals for the future
At Bordeaux Segalen, education is only considered meaningful if it prepares students for their future careers. Many courses are designed in conjunction with professional organisations, especially in the fields of pharmaceuticals, oenology, sport management, etc., with professional degrees and sandwich courses, as well as mandatory work experience starting in the first year.
In particular, starting in the first year, Cap avenir offers you personalised guidance for your studies and future career.
Students with special needs and high-level sportsmen and -women are welcome at Bordeaux Segalen!
Bordeaux Segalen makes provision for students with special needs: the university provides facilities for students with handicaps and those involved in high-level sports [lien vers page dédiée], proposing an educational contract suited to your needs: adapted schedules and/or studying rhythm, assistance in note-taking, modified examination conditions, etc.
A student-centric university programme
At Bordeaux Segalen, students really play a role in university life. They are elected to the university boards (Board of Governors, Scientific Council, Council on University Studies and Life), as well as the UFR councils, and also participate in various consultative bodies (e.g.: the Council on Student Life). Students are also involved in the annual appraisal of the teaching staff and become active members of cultural or faculty associations, all contributing in their own way to keeping the university "on the move".
An active, welcoming campus life
Whatever your course of study, one of the faculty associations at Bordeaux Segalen is there to facilitate your integration on our campus, provide help with your studies, and… organise fun evening activities! With 30 associations, a varied cultural programme, 27 hectares of sports facilities, and significant representation in national and international university competitions, you are sure to have an exciting student life at Bordeaux Segalen University, both inside and outside the lecture halls.
The world within your reach
Over 10% of the students at Bordeaux Segalen University come from all over the world. This guarantees you a rich cultural life on a day-to-day basis, to which you can also contribute by studying at one of our 160 partner universities [lien vers liste]. Everything possible is done to help you spend part of your university course abroad, taking a semester or more of classes or building up work experience in a foreign firm. In today's world, international experience is not just a positive point on your curriculum vitae (résumé), but a vital rite of passage to your future career.
The strength of Bordeaux University: a leading centre for higher education
When you choose to study at Bordeaux Segalen, you are choosing the 5th largest university in France*, with 63,000 students, 3,100 teaching-researchers, and 110 research units, on a 260-hectare campus. Through its 7 founding establishments, Bordeaux University offers a full range of courses, from DUT to PhD, in every possible discipline, including engineering and professional degrees, as well as any number of possibilities for combining various fields of study. Selected by the Ministry of higher education and research in "Operation campus", Bordeaux University's ambitious project is to make Bordeaux one of the great European universities, based in an attractive, competitive region of France.
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* By the number of students. Outside Paris
With an added advantage …
Campuses in the heart of a UNESCO world heritage city
The two main campuses of Bordeaux Segalen are the only ones in Bordeaux city centre, very close to the shops, cultural facilities, and night life that make the capital of southwest France such a great place to live. The opportunity to enjoy studying in an outstanding location, in a city regularly classified one of the best in France for the quality of student life*… and have fun!
*4th in the 2009 ranking by L’Etudiant student magazine