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University of Strasbourg: European by nature


European by nature and international by design, the University’s strengths and assets stem from its active involvement in virtually every discipline.

As a young university founded on an age-old tradition, it strives to attain cross-disciplinarity so that this mixing fosters new research opportunities and produces courses that meet society’s needs. The
international dimension is fundamental for the University of Strasbourg and thanks to the world wide reputation of its research teams, built on excellence and efficiency, it emerges among Europe’s foremost research universities.

Solidly anchored in the European Higher Education Area, the University of Strasbourg, at the heart of the Alsatian metropolis with its 44,000 students, is well equipped to face the challenging international competition.

Multidisciplinary education

The disciplines of the University of Strasbourg cover all areas of education:
  • arts, literature and sciences
  • law, economics and management
  • social and human sciences
  • science, technology and health

Academic recognition of research

  • 4 Nobel prizes: Jules Hoffmann for the Physiology or Medicine category (2011), Jean-Marie Lehn in Chemistry (1987), Martin Karplus in Chemistry (2013) and Jean-Pierre Sauvage in Chemistry (2016)
  • 1 Fields medal: René Thom (1958)
  • 3 CNRS gold medals: Jules Hoffmann (2011), Jean-Marie Lehn (1981), Pierre Chambon (1979)

Well-known individuals linked to the University of Strasbourg

  • Marc Bloch (1886-1944), historian and founder of the influential Annales School of social history, lecturer at the University of Strasbourg, member of the French Resistance executed by the Nazis
  • Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), chemist and microbiologist, a researcher at the University of Strasbourg
  • Robert Schuman (1886-1963), founding father of Europe and alumnus of the University of Strasbourg
  • Jean-Claude Juncker (1954), President of the Eurogroup and a former law student at Robert Schuman University, incorporated into the University of Strasbourg in 2009
  • Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), Protestant theologian, musician, philosopher and physician, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952
  • Charles Frederic Gerhardt (1816-1866), achieved the first successful synthesis of the basic molecule of aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), poet, novelist, playwright and alumnus

Date of update September 26, 2018

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