University of Bordeaux

University of Bordeaux

For 575 years, the University of Bordeaux has cultivated the universal values that have forged its reputation: humanism, high standards, creativity and diversity. The school of encyclopaedic knowledge has evolved over time into a multidisciplinary university. It has adapted to its environment and reinvented itself to become a reference in higher education and research.
By stimulating our students’ free will, critical thinking and intellectual openness, we teach them to understand the world and give them the keys to successful professional integration.
Our researchers participate directly in the development of society. Intrinsically linked to the life of the city, our research teams push back the limits of what is possible every day, opening up new scientific, technological, economic, social and environmental perspectives.
Cosmopolitan and connected to the world around it, our community also benefits from a campus in full mutation in the heart of an active region and an attractive metropolis.
The University of Bordeaux plays an essential role in our society, thanks to its ability to take a long-term view and to respond to today’s needs.
By its vocation to project itself into the future, it also draws new horizons for a world to be invented.



The aim of the Master in Fundamental Physics and Applications is to train high-level professionals in the fields supported by the strong themes of the Bordeaux laboratories (nuclear physics, astrophysics, lasers, optics, nanosciences, physics of materials, plasma physics and nuclear fusion).
It offers two specialisation courses: 

The D2GDS professional degree ( dismantling, decontamination and management of sensitive waste ), with a specialisation in management and maintenance of energy installations, aims to train future project managers and project leaders in the field of deconstruction of so-called sensitive sites: nuclear power plants, chemical plants, asbestos-contaminated buildings, etc.

The 5-year course ( bachelor’s + master’s degree ) “Physics: Radiation and Instrumentation” aims to train technical managers in the fields of radiation physics instrumentation. It is based on the expertise of the CELIA, LOMA and CENBG laboratories in radiation detection, metrology and modelling.


Recognised excellence

The excellence of the scientific policy of the University of Bordeaux is recognised in all fields of study – science and technology, biology-health, humanities and social sciences – through the selection in July 2011 of the “Initiative of Excellence” IdEx Bordeaux with a fund of €700 million. More than 26 specific investment projects ( EquipEx, labEx, IHU, SATT, cohort, etc. ) awarded under this programme are led by the University of Bordeaux in collaboration with its partners.

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students, 50% of whom are in 2nd and 3rd cycles



international students



teachers and researchers



international researchers



research structures, 70% of which are accredited by research organisations (CNRSInsermINRA