The University of Strasbourg was founded in the 16th century by Johannes Sturm, a protestant scholar. Sturm created a Protestant Gymnasium in 1538 with the mandate of disseminating knowledge, one of the core values of Humanism. Through the years, the Gymnasium progressively developed into an Academy and a University before it finally became the Royal University in 1631.
Founded in the 16th century, the University of Strasbourg has a long history of excellence in higher education, rooted in Renaissance humanism. It offers a broad range of degree programmes and trainings in the main academic disciplines:
The University of Strasbourg has 72 research units that encompass all disciplinary fields. A centre of excellence in biology, biotechnology, medicine, chemistry and material physics, the University also actively participates in the development of social sciences and humanities.
The University provides career advice and information to all students. A team of counsellors is available to help you with your career choices as well as your job and internship search.
At the University of Strasbourg, we aim to provide international students with support and guidance throughout their studies, whether they are coming on an exchange or for a full degree. A wide range of new dedicated services are currently being implemented.
Both regular and exchange students are eligible to apply for accommodation in a university hall of residence. You can also choose to live in private halls of residence, or in your own flat or flatshare.
The university libraries’ printed collections cover a wide range of subjects and disciplines :
Health services include:
The city of Strasbourg supports the development of art and culture through a strong cultural policy. Arts institutions, festivals and the various cultural events that punctuate the year are the beating heart of the city. The University takes an active part in the local cultural life by organising seminars, debates, exhibitions, shows, round-table conferences and symposiums.
Unistra's Physical Activity and Sports Service (SUAPS) manages sport facilities on campus and offers over 50 activities - classes, intensive courses, outings - to students and university staff. SUAPS also organises training and competitions at academic, regional and national level. There is a sport here for you!
The University of Strasbourg's student clubs and societies, led by student volunteers, are an active part of university life. Unistra's 150 student associations offer a wide range of services to students, organise social events, cultural and sporting activities, and community team work. Whether you want to get together with fellow students from your course or make friends with people sharing the same interests, you will find an association to join!