The Université Jean Monnet (UJM), founded in 1969, is a comprehensive university enrolling some 15.000 students, with 15,4% international students from 109 countries. The university is composed of 5 faculties (arts, letters and languages, humanities and social sciences, law, sciences and technology, and medicine) and 4 institutes: Management and Economy, Télécom Saint-Etienne, and 2 university institutes of technology (IUTs) in Saint Etienne and Roanne. It is a member of the “Université de Lyon”, a state-run Higher Education & Research (HE & R) consortium of 18 Higher Education Institutes (HEIs).
UJM offers about 300 national diploma programs in arts, letters, languages, humanities and social sciences, law, economics and management, athletics, health, sciences and technologies from undergraduate to doctorate level. It is involved in different national and international projects financed through different programmes such as the EACEA Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus); the EACEA Intensive Programme (one selection in 2011); the EACEA Erasmus Mundus Programme, coordinating two Mundus masters : CIMET (www.master-erasmusmundus-color.eu) and MACLANDS (www.maclands.fr) and participating in the Action 3 EACOVIROE project (www.eacoviroe.org); the Mediterranean Office for Youth (Master in management of local territories, selected in 2011); the French “Initiative d’Excellence” programmes (Equipex – equipments of excellence :UJM is part of 2 projects in Optics and in Health and Sports – ; Labex – laboratories of excellence: UJM is part of 6 projects in Mathematics, Multiscale Science, volcanic risk, acoustics, history of knowledge, territories and society, and coordinates the one on science of surfaces); the French and Norwegian Ministries for higher education and research joint Master programme (Master in « 3D multimedia technology » selected in 2011 with Gjøvik University College).
Shaping the university’s science policy are 422 faculty members and research scholars organized into thematic research units. 30 teams are active in the principal academic disciplines, 7 cross-disciplinary areas, and 2 very broad thematic areas (chemistry and health). Several laboratories are mixed units supported by two of France’s national research bodies, CNRS and INSERM. The university has made a commitment to certain priority sectors related to three broad themes: optics and vision; sports and health technology; and space, change, innovation, and society. UJM has six accredited doctoral programs: health science and technology (in collaboration with ENMSE and ENISE); literature, language, linguistics, and arts (with Lyon 2, Lyon 3, and ENS LSH); history, geography, regional planning, archaeology, sociology, anthropology, and political science (with Lyon 2, Lyon 3, and ENS LSH); education, information, communication, and psychology (with Lyon 2, Lyon 3, and ENS LSH); law (with Lyon 2 and Lyon 3); and economics and management (with Lyon 1, Lyon 2, Lyon 3, and ENS LSH). Predoctoral research training is provided by some 40 accredited teams and centers and by 55 Research Masters representing the nine scientific departments.
Université Jean Monnet, Saint Étienne, France
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