University of Strasbourg

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. 

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.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
101
2016
-
2015
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
187
2017
-
2016
-
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.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
303 -43
2017
260 -19
2016
241
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
2018
351
2017
-
2016
301
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

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!