The Universities of Strasbourg, today 

image_demain• 42 000 students;
43 Research and Education Units, schools and institutes;
9 doctoral schools and 2,550 doctoral students;
48 Master’s Degrees;
26 general Bachelor’s Degrees and 34 work-oriented Bachelor’s Degrees;
86 research units, including 44 associated with national research organisations;
a Maison des Sciences de l'Homme and a European Doctoral College;
a Thematic Network of Advanced Research;
member of the League of European Research Universities;
some members of the Science Academy and the University Institute of France (IUF);
a European specificity.


In 2007 / 2008 a joint establishment plan paves the way for the fusion...

• The joint establishment plan is the outcome of a collective reflection. It designs the new university profile and specifies the means that have been used to set it up.


• Developing common and ambitious scientific projects.
• Providing all students with the critical analysis, intellectual openness and competence required for a smooth integration into a constantly changing professional world.
• Allowing students to reach their own goals, supporting them with unity values and solidarity.


• An independent public university that can rely on its own resources.
• A very strong European specificity based on research and educational power, strong bonds with a cross-border European environment, an intellectual, scientific and cultural European and Rhine heritage.
• An international research developer that promotes original and innovative scientific policies.
• A broad spectrum of teaching and training courses whose aim is giving students the best possible grounding for social and professional integration
• A responsible independency assumed by developing a quality culture based on internal self-assessment, external, international expertise and a long-term goal planning.
• Innovative partnerships with the local community and the industrial and socio-economic world.
• Extend the cultural activities and the scientific and technical culture to the city.
• Specific fundamental missions.

Educational offer

• Offering work-oriented and general Bachelor’s Degrees.
• Promote student and lecturer’s mobility.
• Make life-long learning process easier.


• Promote cross-disciplinary approach aiming at the highest quality.
• Guarantee its support to those activities that are gaining momentum.
• Give value to innovative projects and emerging teams.

Give support to

• Re-organise and widen student life, documentation, communication, IT and cultural activities.
• Promote partnerships with the economic, institutional and civil society.
• Make the university act as an economic actor and citizen, as it is an environment where knowledge is produced and spread.

A project made on purpose

Rethinking the University in terms of a collective reflection that have been gradually structured following a strict project management.

• 3 universities that manage the project together;
• 1 management commission;
• 1 operational coordination device (project planning, implementation, assistance during the change, coordination and quality control);)
• 9 interuniversity work teams;
• 9 university-based work teams, with more than 400 people involved in the collective reflection;
• 1 project evaluation made by an external expert;
• 1 forthcoming communication department, in charge of graphic outline, website, intranet network, mailing lists (about 20), assistance, roundtable meetings, information, documentation and so on.


• March 2008: project planning.
• March 2008 – 1st January 2009: set up preparation.
• 1st January 2009: University of Strasbourg creation.
• January 2009 - 2012: progressive construction.

Tomorrow, January 2009, a brand new university de Strasbourg


de Strasbourg  

Contact: Operational coordination and communication unit

Tél. : 03 90 24 12 21 • Tél. : 03 90 24 12 11


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