Université d'Angers

The School of Angers

The University of Angers harks back to a very long history of universities in the city. By 1080, the “Studium” or the School of Angers was already a renowned scholarly institution. It received the title “university” in 1356, and in 1364, Charles V granted the university its autonomy and privileges. The fi rst statutes were drawn up in 1373. By 1450, the university had colleges in Law, Theology, Arts and Medicine, which attracted students from the whole of France. Sharing the fate of other universities, it was abolished during the French Revolution. Angers remained an important focus of intellectual and academic activity, and higher education persisted, with free, public courses in Medicine as early as 1796, and with the creation of the School of Medicine of Angers in 1807.

The University Today

The University of Angers today has grown to  include three campuses in Angers (Belle-Beille,  St Serge, and Santé), and branches in the nearby  towns of Cholet and Saumur. Of its enrolment of  roughly 20,000, 11% are international students.

8 Faculties, Schools and Institutes:

The University of Angers has  8 colleges: 

  • the Faculty of Law, Economics and Business Studies 
  • the Faculty of Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences 
  • the Faculty of Science 
  • the School of Medicine 
  • the School of Pharmacy 
  • ITBS (School of Tourism and Hospitality Management) 
  • ISTIA (School for Chartered Engineers  in Sciences and Technology) 
  • IUT (Institute of Technology: professionally- oriented courses and degrees)

7 central university services

  • University Library on the three campuses
  • CUFCo (Continuing education and French as a Second Language) 
  • SAIC (industry and business links)
  • SUAPS (sports) 
  • SUIO-IP (career orientation and job placement centre) 
  • SUMPPS (university health service) 
  • STIC (innovative educational technologies)

The University is committed to seeking continual improvement in teaching methods,  and new technologies play a key role. We offer  our students a variety of on-line services and we have just introduced a new portal offering personalised access for every member of the university community.