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University of Franche Comté

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Type  Public
Administrative staff  850
Phone  +33 3 81 66 66 66
Academic staff  1,200
President  Jacques Bahi
Total enrollment  22,358 (2014)
Founded  1423
Established  1423 (in Dole, Jura) 1621 (in Besançon)
Students  21,000 (2004) Centre for Applied Linguistics 6,000 (2004)
Location  Main campus: Besançon, France
Address  1 Rue Claude Goudimel, 25000 Besançon, France
Notable alumni  Jean‑Luc Mélenchon, Yukiya Amano, Justine Cassell, Patrick B Verguet
Similar  University of Burgundy, Universite de technolog, École nationale supérieur, Institut universitaire de techno, University of Strasbourg

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The University of Franche-Comté is a French university in the Academy of Besançon with five campuses: Besançon (Doubs), Belfort (named for Léon Delarbre), Montbéliard (Doubs), Vesoul (Haute-Saône), and Lons-le-Saunier (Jura).


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The university was founded in 1423 in Dole, at that time in the Duchy of Burgundy. It was moved to Besançon in 1691 as Dole was being punished for having resisted too long against the king of France Louis XIV during his conquest of the region.

Research centres

The Centre for Applied Linguistics (CLA) of the University of Franche-Comté ranks among the top language teaching institutions in the world. The CLA has research contacts in more than 110 countries, and partners with the French Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Centre of Distance Teaching (CTU) allow to people who are working to continue to study in different matters like history, informatics, mathematics, AEG, etc.

Much of the international visibility in pure and applied science at the University of Franche-Comté comes through the CNRS FEMTO-ST with its expertise in numerous fields, including physics, optics, mechanics, time-frequency, microsystems and nanotechnology.

Research about Wikipedia

In 2015, Dr José Lages of the University of Franche-Comte and Dima Shepelyansky of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse published a global university ranking based on Wikipedia scholarly citations.

Points of interest

  • Jardin botanique de Besançon
  • References

    University of Franche-Comté Wikipedia

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