Jean Monnet University

Jean Monnet University (Université Jean Monnet, or Université de Saint-Etienne) is a French public research university based in Saint-Étienne and has consistently ranked as one of the top universities in France.[2] It is under the Academy of Lyon and belongs to the administrative entity denominated University of Lyon, which gathers different schools in Lyon and Saint-Étienne.

Jean Monnet University
Université Jean Monnet
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Budget€ 190 million[1]
PresidentMichèle Cottier
CampusTréfilerie, Carnot, la Métare, Bellevue, Roanne
AffiliationsEuropean University Association, University of Lyon, Coimbra Group

The main campus is located in Tréfilerie, in the city of Saint-Étienne. It houses arts, languages and letters courses, with law, economics and management, human sciences and the Maison de l'Université (administrative building). Sciences and sports are studied in Metare campus, which is located in a less urbanized place in the city. A University Institute of Technology (IUT) is located in Metare too, providing some short courses over two or three years. Optic and vision and the engineering school Telecom Saint-Etienne are located in the Carnot Campus in the north of the city. The Hubert Curien Laboratory, which is composed of about 90 researchers, professors and assistant professors, 20 engineers and administrative staff, and 130 Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researcher, is devoted to optic, image and computer science, is located there and works in association with the university. This makes it the most important research structure at Saint-Étienne[3][circular reference]. Bellevue Campus houses the medicine faculty. Another campus is located in the city of Roanne, with a second University Institute of Technology.

Campus LifeEdit

The population at Jean Monnet is considered to be traditionally hospitable because of its proximity to the traditional town of Saint-Étienne[4]. Students can enjoy a vast range of cultural and sports activities and Leisure parks with tracks for mountain biking, hiking, skiing as well as a nautical base for sailing are just 15 minutes away from the university.

There are also considerable amounts of reasonable priced accommodations that students can take up during their stay at the university[5].

Scholarships and Financial AidEdit

The university offers scholarships to high-achieving international students[6]. Students are given the scholarships to attract them to the Erasmus Mundas Masters Program, with the idea that they will continue with their PhD. The scholarship amounts to 10,000 Euro per student[7]. The scholarship lasts for the duration of the Master's program.

Academics and ResearchEdit

Jean Monnet University offers around 300 national diploma programs from undergraduate to doctorate level in Arts, Letters, Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Economics and Management, Athletics, Health, Sciences and Technologies[8]. The university has always been involved in a number of national and international research projects financed through different kinds of organisation, some of which are as follows[9]:

- the EACEA Lifelong Learning Programme;

- the EACEA Intensive Programme;

- the EACEA Erasmus Mundus Programme, coordinating two Mundus masters : CIMET ( and MACLANDS ( and partner in Action 2 & 3 projects;

- the Mediterranean Office for Youth (label awarded for 2 Masters);

- the French “Initiative d’Excellence” programmes

The university has a science policy that is shaped by nearly 500 professors and research scholars. 30 teams are active in the principal academic disciplines, 7 cross-disciplinary areas, and 2 very broad thematic areas (Chemistry and Health)[10] Several laboratories are mixed units supported by two of France's national research bodies, CNRS and INSERM. The university has made a commitment to certain priority sectors related to three broad themes: Optics and Vision; Sports and Health technology; and Space, Change, Innovation, and Society[11].


University rankings
QS World[13] = 255

The university has ranked as one of the top universities in France and is a member of European University Association. The Centre for World University Ranking has ranked the university as 755.[12] QS World Ranking also ranks the university as one of the top most universities in France.[14] In 2019 Shanghai Ranking (ARWU), UJM was ranked in 100-150 bracket in Mathematics[15].

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "DSF - SERVICE DU BUDGET ET DU PILOTAGE DES SERVICES DE GESTION". December 13, 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne". Topuniversities. July 16, 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  3. ^ Hubert Curien Laboratory
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  8. ^é-jean-monnet,-saint-étienne,-france.html
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  11. ^é-jean-monnet,-saint-étienne,-france.html
  12. ^ a b "Jean Monnet University Ranking | CWUR World University Rankings 2018-2019". Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  13. ^ "QS World ranking - Jean Monnet University". Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne". July 16, 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  15. ^ "ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 - Mathematics | Shanghai Ranking - 2019". Retrieved 2019-08-01.

Coordinates: 45°25′36″N 4°23′30″E / 45.42672°N 4.39166°E / 45.42672; 4.39166