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University of Poitiers

3.8 out of 5 (31 ratings / 18 reviews) Poitiers, France
The University of Poitiers is located mainly in Greater Poitiers, on the campuses of central Poitiers, Poitiers-East and Futuroscope. It has also developed campuses in Niort and Angoulême, where it offers undergraduate (including the 2-year DUT diplomas) and postgraduate studies. It also has sites in Châtellerault and Segonzac.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

The University of Poitiers, founded in 1431 by Pope Eugene IV, later confirmed by French King Charles VII’s letters patent, was originally composed of five Colleges: theology, canon law, civil law, medicine and arts.

Education

With five main fields of training, the University of Poitiers offers, within the same institution, courses in all disciplines and at all levels, from 2-year diplomas to PhDs. There are no other higher education structures, besides universities, that offer such a wide range.

Research

On September 22nd, 2017, the University board of Governors unanimously approved the adoption of the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the recognition of Frascati’s definition for the researcher and for the research community.

Career

Each student, from the first year of study and throughout his or her studies at the University of Poitiers, benefits from reinforced support thanks to the follow-up by his or her tutor and thanks to distance self-learning modules in order to prepare better his or her university curriculum (University Work Methodology module accessible throughout undergraduate studies).

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
801 -100
2019
701
2018
701
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
-
2020
801
2019
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
-
2019
863
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.

Services

Student services

Student life is not just limited to studying. Students also want and need to meet other people, to go out, to discover new things and to participate in events in order to learn and to develop their personalities. Discovering the world should also mean enjoyment and fun on campus and in town.

Housing services

In order to increase its openness to other people and places, the University has joined forces with local and regional actors in order to reach out to the public sphere. This is the case for the Poitiers concert theater (“TAP”), the Beaulieu Events Centre (“Centre d’Animation de Beaulieu”), and also for the “Festival A Corps” (which brings together professional and amateur choreographers and dancers each year).

Library services

The Poitiers University libraries (BU) provide resources for all courses. You will find:

  • More than 800,000 books and 6,000 journals;
  • Numerous electronic resources accessible by logging in from university’s computer workstations 
  • National reference collections for the medieval period;
  • The possibility of consulting more than 30,000 documents published before 1830 via the Old Collections service

ICT services

  • All students enrolled at the University of Poitiers are automatically given an e-mail address, a mailbox and a personalized, secure virtual desk
  • Free access computer rooms are available in the faculty buildings. WiFi internet connection is available on all university sites.

Medical services

Social workers are available at both the Student Health Care Centre (SIUMPPS) and Crous . Their mission is to welcome, listen and provide information on specific student legislation to help students with personal, family, financial or school-related problems.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Poitiers became aware of biodiversity issues early on, in particular through the university botanical garden, which served as a laboratory for sustainable and diversified management actions on campus. But beyond this specific place, campus management is more complex because of the intensity of uses that generate negative impacts on biodiversity. Campuses are integrated into larger territories, cities and surroundings, and it is on this scale that green areas are defined (i.e. the ecological continuities). Campuses aim to become bridges between peripheral areas and also refuges for biodiversity.

Sports facilities

The University of Poitiers offers all students and staff around 50 different physical and sporting activities on a recreational basis, as part of discovery courses or as open sports activities.

A team of 14 Physical Activity teachers work for the University Sports Activities Service (SUAPS) to ensure the implementation of supervision of activities. The weekly activities take place on the campuses of Poitiers, Niort and Angoulême in the numerous sports facilities.

Student clubs

The community is made up of students and graduates from diverse academic, professional and geographical backgrounds. By joining the network you will diversify, boost, and expand your potential resources, knowledge, and acquaintances.

Student Reviews

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Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university is a good university with a lot of international students. Courses are very good and useful.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am really satisfied by lectures and courses, MULTITAEC opened this year and it's really interesting.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good quality Uni, massive choice of courses and set in a peaceful & green setting. The lecturers/teachers are always open to questions and don't make you feel alone among hundreds of other students. Big openness to the world (lots of opportunities to travel & lots of international students study here). Overall, very pleased!

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