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University of Strasbourg

3.9 out of 5 (87 ratings / 72 reviews) Strasbourg, France
The University of Strasbourg is a public higher education institution with a scientific, cultural and professional vocation. The University of Strasbourg fosters innovation and positions itself for future excellence in education and research. Our projects are fueled by our determination to achieve international prominence and to assert our position as a research leader. 

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)

About

History

The University of Strasbourg was founded in the 16th century by Johannes Sturm, a protestant scholar. Sturm created a Protestant Gymnasium in 1538 with the mandate of disseminating knowledge, one of the core values of Humanism. Through the years, the Gymnasium progressively developed into an Academy and a University before it finally became the Royal University in 1631.

Education

Founded in the 16th century, the University of Strasbourg has a long history of excellence in higher education, rooted in Renaissance humanism. It offers a broad range of degree programmes and trainings in the main academic disciplines:

  • Arts, Literature, Languages
  • Law, Economics, Management, Political and Social Sciences,
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Science and Technology
  • Health

Research

The University of Strasbourg has 72 research units that encompass all disciplinary fields. A centre of excellence in biology, biotechnology, medicine, chemistry and material physics, the University also actively participates in the development of social sciences and humanities.

Career

The University provides career advice and information to all students. A team of counsellors is available to help you with your career choices as well as your job and internship search.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
101
2020
101
2019
101
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
2022
421 -23
2021
398 -19
2020
379
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
-
2021
501 -100
2020
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
247 -21
2020
226
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

At the University of Strasbourg, we aim to provide international students with support and guidance throughout their studies, whether they are coming on an exchange or for a full degree. A wide range of new dedicated services are currently being implemented.

Housing services

Both regular and exchange students are eligible to apply for accommodation in a university hall of residence. You can also choose to live in private halls of residence, or in your own flat or flatshare.

Library services

The university libraries’ printed collections cover a wide range of subjects and disciplines :

  • 1,3 million books
  • over 20 000 printed journals
  • over 85 000 printed doctoral theses
  • 115 000 various documents (sound or video recordings, maps, manuscripts).

ICT services

  • Most university buildings are covered by the University's WIFI network Osiris.
  • The Digital Work Environment’s (ENT) portal provides members of the university community with many services: e-mail box, news, enrollment, exam results, schedules, educational tools (IT and Internet certificate, Univ-R application), and a virtual library among others.

Medical services

Health services include:

  • consultations with medical specialists (sports medicine, nutrition, support of smoking cessation) 
  • vaccination
  • disability support
  • relaxation
  • stress management workshops
  • audiometry
  • planning centre: free and anonymous STD tests (HIV, Hepatitis...), gynaecology consultations, information on contraception, sexuality, abortion, STDs etc. 

Student Life

Campus life

The city of Strasbourg supports the development of art and culture through a strong cultural policy. Arts institutions, festivals and the various cultural events that punctuate the year are the beating heart of the city. The University takes an active part in the local cultural life by organising seminars, debates, exhibitions, shows, round-table conferences and symposiums.

Sports facilities

Unistra's Physical Activity and Sports Service (SUAPS) manages sport facilities on campus and offers over 50 activities - classes, intensive courses, outings - to students and university staff. SUAPS also organises training and competitions at academic, regional and national level. There is a sport here for you!

Student clubs

The University of Strasbourg's student clubs and societies, led by student volunteers, are an active part of university life. Unistra's 150 student associations offer a wide range of services to students, organise social events, cultural and sporting activities, and community team work. Whether you want to get together with fellow students from your course or make friends with people sharing the same interests, you will find an association to join!

Student Reviews

My gold ol studies
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was totally challenging, but absolutely worth it. I had physics, chemistry lab works, field trips, practical workshops, different communities to volunteer. I am very thankful to my university for great education system and professors.

Excellent
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The program was excellent and very interesting

Great teachers
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This university is well-placed close to Strasbourg but not in the centre. It is well deserved by public transportation. The teachers in this university are really great for the most. They know what they are teaching to you, and they help you even when they are not working. The courses I followed was very interesting and complete.

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