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Universite Catholique de l'Ouest (www.uco.fr)

The Université Catholique de l’Ouest is 135 years old: originally a medieval university founded in 1373, it was later reopened in 1875 and has a current student population of 12,000. The campus is situated in downtown Angers, a mere five-minute walk from the station and the nearest bus stops; it lies just minutes away from the main shopping area, restaurants, gardens, banks and administrative offices. The university campus boasts an unusual architectural blend of old and contemporary buildings, standing in a 5-hectare park.

Angers is one of the most delightful cities in France. It lies in the heart of the Loire Valley, a mere hour and a half from Paris with 15 high-speed rail connections daily (TGV). With the sixteenth largest population in France, Angers is the capital of Anjou, a famous wine producing region. This university town offers a great diversity of cultural activities: a 13th century castle, numerous museums, film festivals, theatres, music. Its inhabitants enjoy a pleasant environment with of 360 hectares of parks and gardens, and 67 kilometers of cycle paths. Angers offers visitors an efficient network of bus routes, a tramway was built in 2011.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Enrollment:12,000 students including 1,500 foreign students and teachers who come to Angers each year to study French as a second language
  • Faculty: 180 full-time faculty and 1,000 professionals providing lectures as experts
  • 12 foreign languages taught.
  • Campus: 10 multimedia language laboratories, 10 research laboratories
  • Partners: 170 partner universities around the world
  • 3 university libraries comprising some 200,000 books, 1 audiovisual centre, multimedia rooms, WIFI access, 17 study areas

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Note: This institution is a CGE Affiliate Member. Click the link to learn more about the Benefits of CGE Membership.


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