University of Angers

The University of Angers (French: Université d'Angers; UA) is a public university in western France, with campuses in Angers, Cholet, and Saumur.[3]

University of Angers
Université d'Angers
Angers - Campus Saint-Serge.jpg
Saint-Serge Campus in Angers
TypePublic
Established11th century-1793 (initial formation)
1971 (reopened)
PresidentChristian Roblédo[1]
Academic staff
2,083[2]
Students26,295
Location, ,
AffiliationsAUF, ComUE Angers-Le Mans, EUA
Websiteuniv-angers.fr

It forms part of the Angers-Le Mans University Community.[4][5]

HistoryEdit

The University of Angers was initially established during the 11th century as the School of Angers. It became known as the University of Angers in 1337 and was the fifth largest university in France at the time. The university existed until 1793 when all universities in France were closed. Nearly 2 centuries later, the university was reestablished in 1971 after a regrouping of several preexisting higher education establishments. It would go on to add additional campuses in Cholet and Saumur in 1987 and 2004, respectively. Today, the University of Angers counts more than 25,000 students across all campuses.[6]

AcademicsEdit

The University of Angers offers bachelors, vocational bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees across its 8 faculties and institutes:[7][8]

  • Faculty of Tourism and Culture (ESTHUA)
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Law and Economics
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Institute of Business Administration (IAE)
  • Institute of Technology (IUT)
  • Polytech Angers (Engineering school)

The university also offers non-degree options, including DAEU diplomas.[9]

CampusesEdit

The University of Angers is situated on 3 campuses in various parts of Angers (Belle-Beille, Santé, and Saint-Serge), as well as campuses in Cholet and Saumur.[10] There are 2 university libraries, available on the Saint-Serge and Belle-Beille campuses.[11] Near the Santé campus, the university maintains a botanical garden, which as of 2022, is open year-round.[12] The university also offers several CROUS student residence and dining halls in Angers.[13]

MemorialEdit

In 2015, the Maison des Sciences Humaines at the university was named after Germaine Tillion (1907-2008), an ethologist and member of the French Resistance.

Notable facultyEdit

AncientEdit

  • Nicolas d'Orbellis (c.1400-1475) - Franciscan theologian and philosopher, of the Scotist school
  • William Gordon (c. 1499-1577) - last of the pre-Reformation bishops of Aberdeen owing allegiance to the Roman Catholic Church
  • John Baber (1625 – 1704) - English physician to Charles II,
  • Pierre Fauchard (1679-1761) - physician, credited as being the father of modern dentistry
  • Étienne-Alexandre Bernier (1762-1806) - theologian and Royalist politician

ModernEdit

Notable alumniEdit

AncientEdit

ModernEdit

  • Roselyne Bachelot (born 1946) - politician
  • Jiro Ono (小野 次郎) (born 1953) - Japanese politician
  • Denis Mukwege (born 1955) - Congolese gynecologist and Pentecostal pastor; jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2018

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Christian Roblédo, nouveau président de l'UA". Université d'Angers. Université d'Angers. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Quelques chiffres". Université d'Angers. Université d'Angers. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Welcome guide for Internationals 2020-2021". Welcome guide for Internationals 2020-2021: 5.
  4. ^ "Qui sommes-nous". Communauté d’universités Angers - Le Mans. Communauté d’universités Angers - Le Mans. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  5. ^ "La Comue Angers-Le Mans". Université d'Angers. Université d'Angers. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Historique". Université d'Angers. Université d'Angers. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Welcome guide for Internationals 2020-2021". Welcome guide for Internationals 2020-2021: 5.
  8. ^ "Facultés et instituts". Université d'Angers. Université d'Angers. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  9. ^ "Catalogue des formations". Université d'Angers. Université d'Angers. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  10. ^ "Nos campus". Université d'Angers. Université d'Angers. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  11. ^ "La bibliothèque universitaire : des livres, mais pas que !". Université d'Angers. Université d'Angers. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  12. ^ "Le jardin botanique du Département Pharmacie d'Angers". Université d'Angers. Université d'Angers. Retrieved 14 August 2022.
  13. ^ "> CARTE ET DÉTAILS DES LOGEMENTS PAR VILLE". CROUS Nantes Pays de la Loire. CROUS Nantes Pays de la Loire. Retrieved 14 August 2022.

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Coordinates: 47°28′48″N 0°36′5″W / 47.48000°N 0.60139°W / 47.48000; -0.60139