University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) is a public university federating 7 Higher Education and Research (HER) Institutions operating in the Bourgogne - Franche-Comté (BFC) Region:

  • Université de Bourgogne (uB),
  • Université de Franche-Comté (UFC),
  • Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM),
  • École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques (ENSMM),
  • Institut National Supérieur des sciences agronomiques, de l’alimentation et de l’environnement (AgroSup Dijon),
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM),
  • Burgundy School of Business (BSB).

Strategic Goals

  • Foster Excellence and Internationalization of BFC Higher Education and Research,
  • Increase attractiveness for national & international Students, Professors & Researchers,
  • Develop Innovation, Transfer and socioeconomic Partnerships.

Facts & Figures

  • 60000 students, including 3000 master degrees/year and 1900 Ph.D. students,
  • 9000 employees, including 2200 faculty members,
  • 280 permanent researchers from National Research Institutions,
  • 51 Research Laboratories, some of them including National Research Institutions (CNRS, INSERM, INRA, INSERM, CEA),
  • Entered the Times Higher Education World University Ranking in 2016.
  • Awarded in 2016 and 2017 by the National French Program “Projects for the Investment for the Future”,
  • Operates the national Excellence Initiative Project ISITE-BFC (Initiative-Science-Innovation-Territories-Economy).

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Priority Research Areas based on the Project of Excellence ISITE-BFC

  • Area 1 - Advanced Materials, Waves & Smart Systems: Advanced materials, smart systems, clean energy, Quantum, and brain-inspired photonic computing, Programmable matter.
  • Area 2 - Territories, Environment, Food: Socio-ecological and food transitions; innovation in agriculture and agro-food industry; soil & territory management strategies.
  • Area 3 - Comprehensive Individual Care: Innovative care tools of inflammatory and chronic disease; Human performance sciences; Integrative patient-centered care approaches.

Global education portfolio reads

  • 34 bachelor degrees
  • 46 master degrees (194 options)
  • 14 engineering degrees
  • 1 Business & Management degree
  • 6 Doctoral Schools:
    • Environments – Health
      • Biology, Health, Ecology, Environment
    • Carnot-Pasteur
      • Mathematics, Physics, Earth and Universe Sciences, Chemistry
    • Engineering Sciences and Microtechniques
      • Mathematics, Physics, Earth and Universe Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences, Information, and Communication Sciences and Technologies
    • Societies, Spaces, Practices, Time
      • Institutions and social behaviors, space, environment and societies, human spirit, language, education, languages, arts and cultures, ancient and contemporary worlds
    • Literature, Communication, Languages, Arts
      • Information and Communication Sciences, Linguistics, Ancient and French Languages/Literature, Comparative Literature, Literatures, and Foreign Languages, Civilizations, Cultures and Regional Languages, Performing Arts
    • Law, Management, Economy and Political Sciences
      • Markets and Organizations, Economics, Finance, Management, Normes, Institutions and Social Behaviours, Law, Political Science, Sociology, Demography
  • 1 Graduate School: EIPHI “Engineering and Innovation through Physical Sciences, High-technologies, and cross-dIsciplinary Research” with 5 Master Programs in
    • Physics, Mathematics, and Applications
    • Smart Systems and Structures
    • Energy
    • Material Science
    • Computer Science

EIPHI is jointly operated by FEMTO-ST Institute and ICB laboratory, two major UBFC Research laboratories with high international recognition in Physical Sciences and Engineering.

EIPHI Key Features

  • A cross-disciplinary approach in Physics & Engineering Sciences, with high-technologies.
  • A broad spectrum of taught knowledge, from fundamental to applied sciences.
  • A future-ready education program, for breakthrough, smart, and sustainable innovations.
  • An attractive education track, personalized and definitely oriented toward international experiences.
  • A graduating track immersed in renowned research institutes, opening the doors to high-tech companies seeking international profiles and high added value hard and soft skills.

UBFC English-taught Master Courses

  • Control for Green Mechatronics (GreeM)
  • Physics, Photonics & Nanotechnology (PPN)
  • Master program in Mathematical Physics (Math4Phys)
  • Photonics, micro-nanotechnology, time-frequency metrology, and complex systems (PICS)
  • Behavioral Ecology and Wildlife Management (BEWM)
  • Ecology, Monitoring, and Management of Ecosystems (EMME)
  • Master Program in the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Master Program in Physics and Computational Physics
  • From lipoproteins to innovative therapies and pharmacy-imaging
  • Transition Metals in Molecular Chemistry (T2MC)
  • Data Analyst for Spatial and Environmental Economics (DASEE)
  • Master Rare Books and Digital Humanities
  • Projects in International and European Engineering (PIECE)
  • Microbiology and Physicochemistry for Food and Wine Processes
  • Physiological and Psychological FOOD choices Determinants (P2FOOD)
Programmes taught in:
English

This school also offers:

Executive courses

University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

The objective of this Master's program is to be a highly specialized and selective Master’s degree program offering an integrated view on urban/regional and environmental ... [+]

The international research Master’s program “Data Analyst for Spatial and Environmental Economics” (DASEE) is a two-year program jointly proposed by the University of Bourgogne and AgroSup Dijon. Its objective is to be a highly specialized and selective Master’s degree program offering an integrated view on urban/regional and environmental issues from an economic perspective, with a particular focus on georeferenced data management and analysis. The students will be trained in economics and econometrics applied to the analysis of spatial and environmental issues. This program emphasizes interactions between economic theories, policy, and practices by focusing on the links between location choices of economic activities and the environment. It provides an in-depth training in the design, realization, analysis, and restitution of quantitative studies in spatial and environmental economics.... [-]

France Dijon
September 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

A program to train future leaders and academics in economics and management to a high level of expertise in the intersection between applied economics, management, behavi ... [+]

A program to train future leaders and academics in economics and management to a high level of expertise in the intersection between applied economics, management, behavioral tools, and digital technologies.

A highly specialized and interdisciplinary Master’s degree program, in complete connection with applied research in behavioral economics, developed at the UBFC.

Develop the skills to evaluate research findings and to relate them to practical applications and solutions. Be able to identify and mobilize the relevant tools in an organizational and/or operational context. Be able to identify and understand the data required and approaches necessary to uncover and support behavioral solutions to a problem. Program description ... [-]
France Besançon
September 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

The Master in Conservation Biology, with specialization in Behavioural Ecology and Wildlife Management, aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding ... [+]

The Master in Conservation Biology, with specialization in Behavioural Ecology and Wildlife Management, aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of animal behavior and evolutionary ecology, in the framework of conservation biology and wildlife management. This two-year master program consists of both lessons and field trips, while half of the second year is devoted to a personal research project conducted by students in an international research team.

Program description

The Master program has a two-year span, with most of the courses taught in English. Our teaching philosophy is based on the idea that biodiversity conservation must be grounded in a multi-level knowledge approach, mixing key disciplines in ecology and evolution with recent technological advances in the fields of biometry, molecular ecology, and management tools. The teaching content is rooted in our established strengths in behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, quantitative ecology, and research design. The master program is further enriched by input from professional conservationists and managers, with the aim to put courses in the broader context of project management and decision-making policies.... [-]

France Besançon
September 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

The international master on Control for Green Mechatronics (GREEM), within the Robotics and Control mention of the French Ministry of Education, promotes a high-quality e ... [+]

The international master on Control for Green Mechatronics (GREEM), within the Robotics and Control mention of the French Ministry of Education, promotes a high-quality educational offer in the area of design and control of mechatronic systems with a particular focus on two points: their functional performances and their energy efficiency.

The consideration of the energy efficiency makes the GREEM international master very singular and very innovative and makes it answer a real actual societal matter which is the effect of technological devices to the ecology.

Program description

After graduation, the students will have mastered the area of green mechatronics where they will be able to design new or re-design existing mechatronic systems, to model and simulate them, to calculate controllers for their automation and their performances improvement, and to set up networks of mechatronic systems, all together with consideration of the energy efficiency.... [-]

France Besançon
September 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

The Master in Conservation Biology, specialization Ecology, Monitoring, and Management of Ecosystems aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of ... [+]

The Master in Conservation Biology, specialization Ecology, Monitoring, and Management of Ecosystems aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of structure, functioning, monitoring, and management of ecosystems submitted to various natural and anthropogenic pressures, in the framework of biodiversity conservation. Half of the second year is devoted to a personal Master thesis project.

The Master is a two-year course. In the first year, the course design is based upon the idea that biodiversity conservation must be based on a multi-level knowledge approach, mixing key disciplines in ecology, and including recent technical advances in numerical ecology, molecular ecology, wildlife monitoring, and ecosystem management. The course content is rooted in our established strengths in functional ecology (ecosystem structure and function, population and community ecology), paleoecology (long-term evolution of ecosystems), ecotoxicology (fate and effects of pollutants), epidemiology (transmission of zoonotic pathogens), conservation biology (status and threats of patrimonial animal and plant species), numerical ecology, ecological modelling and research design. The master degree program is further enriched by input from professional conservationists and managers, with the aim to put courses in the broader context of project management and decision-making procedures.... [-]

France Besançon
September 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

The main aim of the Master Program In Mathematical Physics (Math4Phys) is to provide advanced lectures on the mathematical methods of modern theoretical physics in the fr ... [+]

The recent progress in several fields of theoretical physics (such as high energy physics, astrophysics, quantum, and nonlinear optics or condensed matter physics) required numerous very sophisticated mathematical tools. In these frontline research fields, it became clear that a new understanding of physical systems going from cold atom gases to black holes is impossible without a new insight into underlying mathematical structures. This kind of problems requires a new interdisciplinary approach and specialists with double competence: in Physics and in different fields of modern Mathematics.

The main aim of the Master Program In Mathematical Physics (Math4Phys) is to provide advanced lectures on the mathematical methods of modern theoretical physics in the framework of a mathematical curriculum. Such an offer exists in France only in Dijon as the Mathematical Physics group of the IMB (Burgundy Mathematical Institute) provides a unique environment for a program requiring a double competence in Mathematics and Physics. The Mathematical Physics group of the IMB laboratory in Dijon is a unique research team in France with a capacity to provide advanced lectures in mathematical problems of modern physics. It permits to create a scientific environment for a master program focused on the most important problems of modern Physics from the mathematical perspective.... [-]

France Besançon
September 2019
English
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2 years
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

MP2 is a 2 year, course-based, full-time international research Master’s Degree focused on Microbiology and physico-chemistry applied to food and wine processes. This mas ... [+]

MP2 is a 2 year, course-based, full-time international research Master’s Degree focused on Microbiology and physico-chemistry applied to food and wine processes. This master aims at training future researchers and managers of the food and wine science and industry.

Program description

You will have strong international mobility. One semester will be out of France in the first year and another one is possible during the second year. The modules below are indicative of those offered in this program. This list is based on the current organization and may change year to year in response to new needs in the food industry.

Curriculum

Future career prospects

This Master’s Degree aims at providing students with job-relevant competencies and skills for a career as a research project leader in academic laboratories, research institutes or R&D departments of international companies. The expertise will be in the field of microbiology and microbiological processes, chemistry, and physical chemistry applied to food and wine science. Students will be encouraged to perform a Ph.D. after this master degree.... [-]

France Dijon
September 2019
English
Full time
2 years
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

The Master PICS program provides a comprehensive program of courses covering theoretical, experimental and engineering aspects of photonics, micro/nano technologies, time ... [+]

The Master PICS program provides a comprehensive program of courses covering theoretical, experimental and engineering aspects of photonics, micro/nano technologies, time-frequency metrology, information theory, and complex systems. It is delivered by the University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC) in the city of Besançon. It is designed to cover a selection of topics at the interface of physics and engineering sciences, closely integrated with domains of research excellence developed in the Region of Bourgogne Franche-Comté (BFC).

The master’s program also provides complementary courses in disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge, as well as broad digital, societal, cultural, environmental, and entrepreneurial skills. It is open to students with undergraduate physics degrees, and it aims to provide complementary courses to prepare students for careers in either industry or for future Ph.D. level studies. The PICS master is strongly supported by the FEMTO-ST Institute and the ICB Laboratory, research institutions with major international reputations in Physical Sciences and Engineering.... [-]

France Besançon
September 2019
English
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2 years
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

The CompuPhys master provides a comprehensive program in fundamental physics (quantum physics, light-matter interaction, condensed matter physics), in numerical simulatio ... [+]

The CompuPhys master provides a comprehensive program in fundamental physics (quantum physics, light-matter interaction, condensed matter physics), in numerical simulation methods and in data sciences. Concrete applications to physics of life, to astrophysics, to physics of the atmosphere and of the environment, and to quantum information, are studied in the training program. A large part of the program is dedicated to active learning methods (practice-based learning, project-based learning, problem-based learning, and flipped classroom) and the use of digital tools. The goal of the master’s program is to train physicists with high skill level in numerical methods, programmers specialized in numerical simulations of physical systems, and data scientists specialized in physical data issued from sensors and networks of physical devices.... [-]

France Besançon
September 2019
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2 years
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

The proposed master program aims at training students in fundamental, both theoretical and experimental, physics with applications in photonics, nanotechnology, and quant ... [+]

The proposed master program aims at training students in fundamental, both theoretical and experimental, physics with applications in photonics, nanotechnology, and quantum technologies. This combination, innovative at the level of a master program, is well aligned with priority investments in research at the European and international level, with thematic areas of growing demand for highly trained students, able to embark in a doctoral program.

This two-year master program, fully taught in English for international students, is part of the Graduate School of Sciences of the University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC). It consists of both lessons and research project (3 months during the first year)/internship (5 months during the second year).... [-]

France Besançon
September 2019
English
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2 years
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

P²food is a 2-year, course-based, full-time international research Master’s Degree focused on the physiological and psychological determinants of food choice, offered by ... [+]

P²food is a 2-year, course-based, full-time international research Master’s Degree focused on the physiological and psychological determinants of food choice, offered by the University of Burgundy – Franche-Comté and AgroSup Dijon.

Food plays a much bigger role in consumers’ lives than simply feeding them. Each day, humans make several food choices. Their diet has a considerable impact on their nutritional status and health, but also on the environment.

A greater understanding of the reasons for consumers’ choice of foods is needed in order to set up effective programs and develop new products, to improve dietary patterns in line with recommendations, and to increase food sustainability. Although seemingly simple, food choices are complex behaviors that depend on many factors and their interactions. In this Master’s Degree, a key focus is placed on the physiological and psychological factors of food choice.... [-]

France Dijon
September 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

The ‘Projects in International and European Cultural Engineering’ (PIECE) master’s degree opens in September 2019. It is a two-year course to train French and foreign stu ... [+]

The ‘Projects in International and European Cultural Engineering’ (PIECE) master’s degree opens in September 2019. It is a two-year course to train French and foreign students and professionals in the fundamentals of managing projects and entities in the domains of culture and heritage. It uses innovative teaching methods based on the principles of collaborative intelligence, professional and international immersion and an understanding of technological innovation and scientific research. Mixed teams of teaching/research staff from multiple departments and research centers together with professionals working in regional and local cultural entities will come together to transfer the skills essential to responding to international calls-for-tender in the field of culture (e.g. Creative Europe). They will supervise students in developing actual projects proposed by the organizations in Bourgogne-France-Comté. Research seminars on the latest issues in culture and science will provide the basis for this reverse teaching, enabling students to constantly test out the theoretical knowledge they have acquired against the realities of the professional world. One of the objectives of the course is to pass on the fundamentals of interculturality by means of academic lessons and multicultural communication work as well as by immersion in foreign cultures through collaborative work. This means the second semester will be spent serving internships in universities and cultural entities abroad. At the beginning of the second year, the projects are to be presented to European officials in Brussels.... [-]

France Dijon
September 2019
English
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2 years
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

The Rare Book Digital Humanities master’s degree aims at providing high level competence in rare and early books with a view to providing the capacity to work in the book ... [+]

Outline of the Program

The Rare Book Digital Humanities master’s degree aims at providing high level competence in rare and early books with a view to providing the capacity to work in the book trade or in rare book conservation and digitization, along with digital humanities expertise allowing one to supervise digitization, online accessibility, and 3D animation projects, among others.

Program Description

A two-year master's degree taught in English (80 percent) and French (20 percent).

Subjects taught include descriptive bibliography (description of rare and early books); the history of the book and writing; digital humanities theory and practice; community management; computer science (TEI, XML, database creation and management, digital imaging, 3D technology); and basic training in classical languages.... [-]

France Besançon
September 2019
English,French
Full time
2 years
Campus
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

The Master Program Internet of Things (I.o.T.) aims to train high-level specialists in the design, development and deployment of mobile and distributed solutions integrat ... [+]

The Master Program Internet of Things (I.o.T.) is a master program of the federal University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC). It aims to train high-level specialists in the design, development and deployment of mobile and distributed solutions integrating connected objects. According to CAGR, the Internet of Things market will reach 560 billion dollars by 2022 and will grow by more than 20% per year. This market is currently $ 170 billion. From a technical point of view, I.o.T. is at the intersection of network, cloud computing, big data, mobile development technologies and embedded distributed computing. Many practical applications exist ranging from monitoring wind turbines to voice assistants like Alexa and Google Home through autonomous vehicles. The I.o.T. master program is an international master whose courses are all taught in English. A large number of Teaching Units (UE) are shared with UEs of the engineering cycle of the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM). The international dimension of the master, allows offering a wide range of experiences abroad for registered students (internships, semesters of studies, etc.). This international openness is based on the many partners, both academic and industrial of UBFC.... [-]

France Besançon
October 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

The “Transition Metals in Molecular Chemistry” (T2MC) Master Program provides a high-level education in Molecular Chemistry. It distinguishes itself from the National and ... [+]

The “Transition Metals in Molecular Chemistry” (T2MC) Master Program provides a high-level education in Molecular Chemistry. It distinguishes itself from the National and European training offers by emphasizing on Transition Metal Chemistry and their applications. The learning and teaching approaches are attractive since they will provide students with solid skills in Molecular Chemistry while illustrating how this knowledge may be used for example to reduce the ecological impact of a synthesis process, or to contribute to the development of medical imaging. Also, T2MC is implementing further a driving policy to open up internationally: for instance each year a strong partnership with UCT Prague allows 3-4 students to get a double degree.... [-]

France Dijon
September 2019
English
Full time
2 years
Campus
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Address
32 Avenue de l'Observatoire
25000 Besançon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France