Open university, source of success

Each year, the University of Limoges hosts more than 2000 international students, i.e. more than 15% of the student body at the University of Limoges. More than a hundred research lecturers and 200 international doctoral candidates have also chosen the University of Limoges. With a strong network of international partners, a dynamic former network and holder of an Erasmus charter, the University of Limoges is resolutely open to the world and welcomes you.

At the heart of Europe, the University of Limoges is an important multidisciplinary higher education cluster in an environment more conducive to scientific development. Open, it is a place brimming with interactions, with a diverse student population, efficient hosting structures, close-knit teams, training based on research of a very high level and for well-identified opportunities. Its scientific excellence, with its state of the art laboratories and major partnerships, contributes to inventing the world of the future.

University of Limoges presentation brochure (English)


More than 15,000 students, including 2,000 foreign students

A Labex
102 patents managed
57 start-ups created since 2010,
198 jobs created, mainly PhDs and engineers
13 million euros worth of collaborative research contracts per year.

EDF, SHEM Groupe GDF-SUEZ, EIFFAGE Construction, Sothys international, Air liquide, Thalès, le CEA, la DGA, le CNES, Emakina, Banque Tarneaud, Crédit Agricole, Banque Populaire, Crédit coopératif, Caisse d’Epargne, CERADROP, PE@RL, ID-BIO, B Cell design…

Université des Mascareignes (Mauritius), University of Charlotte (USA), University of Sherbrooke, Laval (Canada), USTH – Vietnam, University of Cuyo (Mendoza – Argentina), University of Cadi Ayyad and University of Fes (Morocco),
University of Xi’an (China), University of Antioqua (Colombia), Central University of Ecuador (Ecuador), Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), University of Aarhus (Denmark), University of of Bologna (Italy)…

Law and Economic Sciences
Literature and Humanities
Science and Technology

University Institute of Technology (Limousin IUT): 13 departments and 12 specialities
Institute of Business Administration (University School of Management)
Training Institute of General Administration (IPAG)
Limousin Institute for Training in the Rehabilitation Professions (ILFOMER)

University Institute of Teacher Training (ESPE)

Limoges School of Engineering (ENSIL)
National School of Industrial Ceramics (ENSCI), an associated school
3IL, an associated schoo

8 theme-based doctoral schools

XLIM (electronics and hyperfrequencies / optics and photonics / CAD / mathematics / IT and image)
Institute of Processes Applied to Materials (IPAM)
Institute of Genomics, Environment, Immunity, Health and Therapeutics (GEIST)
Human and Social Sciences (SHS)