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François Rabelais University

François Rabelais University
Université de TOURS
Established 1969
Type Public
President Loïc Vaillant
Admin. staff 1 300
Students 21 207
Location Tours, France

François Rabelais University (Université François-Rabelais) or University of Tours, is a public university in Tours, France. The university is named after the French writer François Rabelais, and was founded in 1969.


The university has five campuses, distributed across the city of Tours:

  • Tanneurs
  • Tonnellé
  • Portalis/Deux-Lions
  • Grandmont
  • Pont-Volant


Each academic year is divided into two semesters. The training is organized according to European architecture through the ranks of Licence (three years: 1-6 semesters), Master (two years: 7-10 semesters), Doctorat.

Teachers may be contract teachers, lecturers, Professors from universities or business professionals.

The main areas of training are offered at the University of Tours. They can move both to the specific professional (bachelor pro, master pro, engineer) than to the world of research (Doctorat degrees in medicine, pharmacy, law, music ...).

Areas taught on different campuses affect the arts, the performing arts and culture, law, economics, management, Commerce, Literature, Linguistics, languages, integrative teaching, Humanities and Social Sciences Life, Health Sciences, Science and Technology.


Grandmont Campus (Sciences) - Building L

Research at the University is at the forefront in the social sciences and humanities in the study of the Renaissance through the Graduate Center of the Renaissance since 1956 and in knowledge of food heritage through a program ambitious research at the Institute of European history and culture of food.

The University of Tours is also distinguished in the field of materials for energy technology research with the Microelectronic at CERTEM in collaboration with ST Microelectronics in 1996.

The research also extends into the field of medical imaging and bio-medicine, oncology, and eminently in the study of autism at the University Hospital of Tours. Geo-science and environment with the study of insects at the Institute for Research on the biology of the insect (IRBI). Since 1969 the CESA, Planning Department today Polytech'Tours research in the field of cities, territories and societies is deemed to France. Finally the University of Tours works in the field of mathematical research through the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics.

See also

External links

  • Official website

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