Université Bordeaux Montaigne

The Bordeaux Montaigne University (UBM) is a humanist university with a long tradition of being open to the international community. It brings together approximately 18 000 students and 1 300 teaching and administrative staff for study and research in arts, languages, literatures and human and social sciences. It delivers 138 national diplomas divided in three study and research units (UFR) and two institutes: the University Institutes of Technology (IUT) and the Journalism Institute (IJBA). The UBM is also associated with the Graduate School of Teaching and Education (ESPE) to train future teachers. The UBM welcomes 2000 foreign students (with more than 120 different nationalities), from which half is engaged in exchange programs. The Erasmus+ program has contributed significantly to the strengthening of the European cooperation, and the ever more competitive context among universities makes the internationalization a priority. The UBM’s international strategy is based on the following aspects: the strengthening of institutional partnerships in strategic areas; the strengthening of teacher mobility in order to contribute to the internationalization of the academic offer; the strengthening of staff mobility in order to contribute to the internationalization of different services that make up the institution; the strengthening of student mobility with the objective of developing the transversal, academic, linguistic and intercultural competences in order to improve their employability in their country as well as abroad; and the strengthening of cross-border partnerships as part of the exchange of good practice. Through the actions organized under the Erasmus+ program, Bordeaux Montaigne seeks to increase the quality and the clarity of its teaching and research in Europe; to keep up with the quality standards of Europe; to participate in the creation of a collaborative working space to add value to its university specificities; to build convergent cross-border projects, based on scientific coherences, as well as in the need to obtain significant results.