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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté

University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) federates 7 HER Institutions operating in the Bourgogne - Franche-Comté Region:  Université de Bourgogne, Université de Franche-Comté, Université de Technologie Belfort-Montbeliard, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique et des Microtechniques, AgroSup Dijon, Burgundy School of Business, École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers.



  • Created in April 1, 2015 
  • Awarded by the national French program “Projects for the Investment for the Future” 
  • Operates an “Initiative of Excellence” Project I-SITE 


UBFC's educational strategy is based on a series of principles:

  • Dynamize our territory in developing innovation, transfert, partnerships with companies
  • Develop the attractivity of students, professors, researchers
  • Intensify the excellence and internationalisation of Research
  • Graduate students in our field of excellence


54 laboratories in a wide range of domains. Some of them including national Research Institutions. Areas of interest: 

  • Heritage, societies and territorial dynamics
  • Territories, Environment, Food
  • Advanced materials, waves and smart systems
  • Transports, vehicles, energy
  • Health, molecular, engineering, cell engineering
  • Learning, care, vulnerability

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Library services

A network of libraries in different sites of UBFC is available. In addition to public libraries and media centers, each higher education establishment offers libraries and media centers. The City Libraries offer a network of many sites made up of several libraries and provides all types of documentary resources for everyone (free internet access, cultural meeting points…).

ICT services

Students can get a free access to the internet on computers at the university, in internet cafés etc. They can also get free Wifi at the university and in many places in the campuses and around. The housing buildings on campus also have an access to the internet.

In each building, there are a computer room and a meeting and TV room. 

Medical services

For any health advice, ask the SUMPPS - University Department for Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion - on campus. If you need to find a duty doctor during the night, on weekend or a free day, dial 3624 to find a doctor. To find the 24-hour pharmacy the closest to you, you can call 3915 (0.15 € all taxes included/ min). Otherwise, call 15 (SAMU) or 18 (firemen), free calls. 

Student Life

Campus life

UBFC members are located at 13 sites in the Bourgogne – Franche-Comté area. In every site, one can find numerous grocery stores and supermarkets in towns, and department stores in the outskirts close to the universities.

 A large range of choices is available for eating outside of home: university restaurant, cafes, bars, pizzerias, neighborhood restaurants, etc. The university restaurant is the cheapest solution for a complete and balanced meal. The CROUS offers students many types of university restaurants: the university restaurant (called the Resto U) and the cafeterias. 

Sports facilities

Being a multi-site federal university, UBFC offers many activities throughout the year on its campuses. Collective sports, fitness, gym, fighting sports, swimming, climbing etc. Ski and other trips are also possible. There are

  • swimming pools, also of Olympic size
  • aquatic parcs
  • numerous gymnasiums, stadiums, fields and sports complexes 
  • ice skating 
  • shooting ranges 
  • equestrian centers 
  • golf courses 
Natural spaces appreciated for the practice of numerous leisure and outdoor activities (climbing, mountain biking, circuit hikes…) are available. Interesting possibilities for water sports are also offered. Regular evenings-out at major sport events: football matches, basket-ball, handball, ice-hockey, etc.  are organized. 

Student clubs

There are numerous associations at UBFC in fields such as: culture, arts, mutual aid.

Student Reviews

Internships abroad very valuable!
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Good experience especially for a new Master's degree program with good investments into professionals speakers that are giving classes. It is very much appreciated. The program itself is quite good also and we were asking to give feedback as it is a new Master's program. However, not enough follow-up after ​graduation or during our internships abroad. There is a lack of...