Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)
Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) is a community of universities and institutions (COMUE); it was born on 1st April 2015 and gathers seven higher-education and research institutions.
The creation of UBFC meets an imperative need for competitivity in Bourgogne – Franche-Comté. UBFC represents the development of higher education, research and innovation across the whole regional territory, based on the strengths and assets of the institutions it gathers. This development leads to a multidisciplinary, high-quality training offer, in link with research in recognised specialisation fields and in agreement with territorial economy and culture.
The strategic project of UBFC is that of a joint university that respects the sovereignty of its members while building up collective projects.
UBFC currently hosts more than 60,000 students and 8,800 staff. It spreads across 13 sites distributed in the Bourgogne Franche-Comté region. The student population is mainly found in the following four urban centres: Dijon Métropole, Grand Besançon Métropole, Pôle métropolitain Nord Franche-Comté, and Sud Bourgogne.
These centres are also at the origin of the strong industrial culture of Bourgogne – Franche-Comté, and currently offer great economic specificities, namely the agri-food industry, micro techniques, energy, and mobility.
Besides this regional economic activity, the key competences of Bourgogne – Franche-Comté have led to the emergence of three scientific lines of research recognised as themes of excellence at the international scale:
- Advanced materials, waves, intelligent systems
- Territories, environment, food
- Integrated personalised care
Thus, the creation of UBFC makes it possible to develop the competitivity of Bourgogne – Franche-Comté at the local, national, but also international scales.