The Université François-Rabelais is a young university!It was only established in 1970.Its forty years of commitment to excellence have contributed significantly to making it the leading further education establishment in France’s Centre region.
Open to the world, the University of Tours privileges cooperation and exchanges by actively participating in the establishment of the European Higher Education and Research Area that stems from the Bologna Process.A multidisciplinary and health sector public establishment, the university has high potential and assets that ensure it fulfils European higher education and research standards. As an acknowledged leader in its economic, social and cultural environment, the University of Tours is a cutting-edge, innovative establishment promoting humanistic values which are deeply rooted in a region overflowing with history and cultural heritage.
The University of Tours develops its research activity in its 33 laboratories spread over 5 major fields of expertise:
Ten university halls are located throughout town. They are managed by the CROUS d’Orléans-Tours (Centre Régional des OEuvres Universitaires et Scolaires, which is an organization that helps students with accommodation, catering, scholarships and so on).
Use the university's housing platform on which you will be able to:-
The university library, equipped with Wi-Fi technology, is made up of around twenty specialist libraries. It contains a total of over 560,000 volumes, 4,792 periodical titles and 3,600 electronic titles.
The university offers a range of innovative teaching tools to accompany students training : from the ENT (digital work environment), you can reach the Celene platform for online courses.
The Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) allows the transmission of works, wikis, assessment tests.Schedules are also available at any distance and the university is equipped with WiFi and offers many self-service computer labs.
The University of Tours is a decisively European university that has established a campaign of actions within the Europe 2020 strategy, aiming to develop “smart, sustainable and inclusive growth”. Through its higher education and research missions, the University of Tours plays a key role in research, development, and in raising the scientific, cultural and professional capacities of as many individuals as possible.Open to the world, the University of Tours privileges cooperation and exchanges by actively participating in the establishment of the European Higher Education and Research Area that stems from the Bologna Process.
The university sports department (SUAPS) provides a wide range of physical and sportive activities throughout the year.
Collective sports are highly encouraged (basketball, football, handball, rugby, sandball, ultimate (Frisbee), volleyball, badminton, squash, tennis and table tennis). Physical well-being activities (muscular training, relaxation, sophrology, yoga, keep fit, Qigong, tai chi), combat sports and athletics are also offered.
There are around 60 student associations within the University of Tours, including international ones such as Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and garagErasmus (the professional network of the Erasmus Generation).
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