The University of Bordeaux became a reality on 1st January.
The Universities of Bordeaux 1 (sciences), Bordeaux 2 (human sciences and health) and Bordeaux 4 (law, economics, management) have now merged into a single entity. 45,000 students and 3,000 lecturers have been reunited under one roof.
It is now – excluding the Parisian region – France’s 3rd biggest University in terms of student numbers.
The aim is to create an organisation which is visible at international level and to encourage interdisciplinary courses.