The University of Franche-Comté


The University of Franche-Comté is a public institution of higher education and research, multidisciplinary, which allows the preparation of different levels of diplomas. With a presence in Besançon, Belfort, Montbéliard, Vesoul and Lons-le-Saunier, it has nearly 30,000 students.

It is a founding member of the Federal University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) composed of the University of Franche-Comté, the University of Technology Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), the National Higher School of Mechanics and Microtechnology (ENSMM), the University of Bourgogne (UB), Agrosup Dijon, Burgundy School of Business (BSB), and Arts et Métiers campus de Cluny (ENSAM).


Key figures

The University of Franche-Comté is :

  • 7 training and research units (UFR): they offer courses in bachelor’s, professional bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate and university degrees.
  • 2 university institutes of technology (IUT): they offer DUTs and professional licences.
  • 2 institutes: the Institut d’administration des entreprises (IAE), which provides management training (masters, professional licences, DUs, etc.) and the “Institut de préparation à l’administration générale” (IPAG), a preparatory class for external administrative competitions for the recruitment of category A and B civil servants.
  • 2 schools: the “Institut national supérieur du professorat et de l’éducation” (INSPE), which prepares students for teaching, education and training professions, and the engineering school of the University of Franche-Comté (ISIFC), which trains engineers in the health technology sector.
  • 1 internationally renowned Centre for Applied Linguistics (CLA)
  • 1 university distance learning centre (CTU)
  • 6 joint doctoral schools with the Federal University Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (UBFC)
  • 23 research units, including 6 joint units with major research organisations such as CNRS and INSERM

Get informed

Several media are at your disposal to keep you informed:

  • The site dedicated to university news It includes articles on campus life, training, research, student and associative projects… An agenda lists all the cultural, sporting and scientific events to come. A newsletter sent to your university email address lists the latest news published.

  • The journal dedicated to research This bimonthly magazine highlights projects developed in research laboratories and the innovations born from these projects. It is edited by the university and produced in collaboration with other institutions (ENSMM, UTBM, Neuchâtel University, Haute Ecole Arc and the French Blood Establishment).

  • Social networks. The University of Franche-Comté is present on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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