Bordeaux Montaigne University
A bridge between society and the world of knowledge
Researchers at the university contribute daily to the ever-widening world of knowledge. Work carried out in over thirty research centres helps to enrich fields of knowledge which are constantly expanding.
The University is faithful to the spirit of Michel de Montaigne and its purpose is to contribute to the development of citizens of the world by sharing and exploiting the quality and depth of its different fields of research with its wide variety of publics.
The research carried out at the University is the heir to humanist traditions yet it is aware of the stakes of the modern world and this underpins and enriches the teaching offered to the students.
This is how the University responds to one of its essential missions, to create and transmit knowledge.
The University offers a wide range of possibilities in both foundation courses and in continuing education. It offers access to the classical studies of the humanities and also to newer areas of learning that have been opened up by contemporary life, like environmental studies, town planning, information technology and communication. The concentration on language teaching and especially on minority languages is the result of careful choice and consideration, set in a international context.
All these courses are organized within the new European framework for higher education (the "LMD", which corresponds to first degree,("Licence"), Master's degree and Doctorate).
Courses with a professional orientation have been developed at all levels of study and are adapted to socio-economic demand. The synergy between academic knowledge and professional expertise has resulted in innovatory partnerships. The University Institute of Technology (IUT), professional degrees and professional Masters' programmes are proof of the University's commitment to respond to real demands while still developing the objectivity and the depth of analysis which traditionally characterise university teaching.
The foundation courses, continuing education and distance learning provide access to knowledge in all the taught disciplines and this represents a cultural potential that can address those needs for different reorientations, multidisciplinary training and changes of direction that may come about in professional life.