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University of Clermont Auvergne (UCA)

4.1 out of 5 (29 ratings / 29 reviews) Clermont-Ferrand, France
With 1150 Lecturing and Research Staff, the University is well-known for the quality of its teaching and research. It has four Doctoral Schools and thirty-one laboratories and research teams, sixteen of which are associated with the C.N.R.S. (National Centre for Scientific Research) and two with the I.N.R.A. (National Institute for Research in Agronomy).

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

The University of Clermont Auvergne was created on 1 January 2017. This decision was the result of a process of reflection since 2012 on how best to structure the site to make the most of the new framework introduced by the 2013 Act on higher education and research. 

Education

With 1150 Lecturing and Research Staff, the University is well-known for the quality of its teaching and research. It has four Doctoral Schools and thirty-one laboratories and research teams, sixteen of which are associated with the C.N.R.S. (National Centre for Scientific Research) and two with the I.N.R.A. (National Institute for Research in Agronomy).

Research

The university offers its 16,000 students courses (B.A./B.Sc., M.A./M.Sc. to Ph.D. level) in its extensively multidisciplinary fields of the Arts, Languages and the Humanities, Exact and Natural Sciences and Technology, Sports Science and Engineering.

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
432 -54
2020
378 -10
2019
368
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
501 100
2019
601
2018
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
601
2020
601
2019
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

Clermont-Ferrand’s central position in France and Europe together with its good rail, road and air links make it a perfect starting point for visiting major French and European cities (3.5 hours from Paris, 2.5 hours from Lyon, 3 hours from Montpellier).

Housing services

The city is the capital of the Auvergne region by virtue of its ancient historical traditions and considerable economic and industrial development. It is home to the Michelin tyre company. Other large companies in the region include Limagrain, Alcan-Rhenalu, Aubert and Duval, Volvic, the ‘aeronautic maintenance’ centre, Trelleborg, Capgemini, Goodyear-Dunlop and Socopa. If you are looking for an internship, there are ample opportunities.

Student Life

Campus life

The city is the capital of the Auvergne region by virtue of its ancient historical traditions and considerable economic and industrial development. It is home to the Michelin tyre company. Other large companies in the region include Limagrain, Alcan-Rhenalu, Aubert and Duval, Volvic, the ‘aeronautic maintenance’ centre, Trelleborg, Capgemini, Goodyear-Dunlop and Socopa. If you are looking for an internship, there are ample opportunities.

Sports facilities

The University Physical and Sporting Activities Service (SUAPS) provides a range of physical and sporting activities for students, faculty members and staff in University of Clermont Auvergne & Associates member institutions.

Student Reviews

Master program in Clermont Ferrand
Zhazira Abdikarim rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University is strong in its research directions, mainly i liked that general Management programs were studied and well to know for Business Management, and opportunity for further PhD programs is available.

An academic experience cut off by the pandemic
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Unfortunately, most of my experience at university was cut off by the pandemic. From what I did experience of courses on-site, everything is very different from high school as far as teaching methods go but are very close to how I like them to be. Maybe a bit more organization would have been great during our online classes times, but of course, the situation was new for...

UCA is the place to study at!
Georges Bou Enek rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university is very large and contains students from different backgrounds and cultures, which creates a diversified environment to exchange the culture and knowledge each student has. This university works hard on improving the life of its students by creating seminars and webinars so that they prepare their students for their next career step.

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