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The University
University
of Poitiers
Poitiers
(French: Université de Poitiers) is a university in Poitiers, France. It is a member of the Coimbra Group, as one of the oldest universities of Europe. As of July 2015 it is a member of the regional university association Leonardo da Vinci consolidated University.[1]

Contents

1 History 2 Organization 3 Research teams 4 Life on campus 5 Points of interest 6 Significant researchers 7 See also 8 Notes and references 9 External links

History[edit] Founded in 1431 by Pope Eugene IV
Pope Eugene IV
and chartered by King Charles VII, the University
University
of Poitiers
Poitiers
was originally composed of five faculties: theology, canon law, civil law, medicine, and arts. In the 16th century, the university exerted its influence over the town cultural life, and was ranked second only to Paris. Of the 4,000 students who attended it at the time, some were to become famous: Joachim Du Bellay, Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, François Rabelais, René Descartes, Francis Bacon
Francis Bacon
and Scévole de Sainte-Marthe, to name but a few. After temporary closure during the French Revolution
French Revolution
when provincial universities were abolished, the University
University
of Poitiers
Poitiers
reopened in 1796. The reinstated university was merged from several schools and contained new faculties such as the faculty of science and the faculty of letters. They established the École nationale supérieure d'ingénieurs de Poitiers, a department which trains engineers, in 1984 after having created the Institut de sciences et techniques de Poitiers, its predecessor. The first Confucius Institute
Confucius Institute
in France
France
was created on the campus in 2005 with the cooperation of Nanchang University
University
and Jiujiang University.[2] In late 2011 the University
University
changed its logo.[3] They submitted 4 so that students and the staff were able to decide. The up-to-date logo is based on the original coat of arms while the former was something modern. Over 9,000 people participated in the selection of the new logo. Organization[edit]

The headquarters of the university of Poitiers
Poitiers
in the city center

The university covers all major academic fields through its 14 Teaching and Research Departments, Institutes and Schools:

Teaching and Research Departments

Department of Law and Social Sciences Department of Economics Department of Basic and Applied Science Department of Literature
Literature
and Languages Department of Human Sciences and Arts Department of Sports Sciences Department of Medicine and Pharmacy

School

Graduate Engineering School - École nationale supérieure d'ingénieurs de Poitiers
Poitiers
(ENSIP)

Institutes

Polytechnic of Poitiers
Poitiers
(IUT) Polytechnic of Angoulême (IUT) IAE University
University
Business School (IAE Poitiers) Institute of Communication and New Technologies (ICOMTEC) General Administration Preparatory Institute (IPAG) Institute of Industrial, Insurance and Financial Risks (IRIAF)

Moreover, its law studies were ranked as the second best in France
France
by the French magazine "l'étudiant", in 2005. Research teams[edit] In the scientific domain, it has these laboratories, where ENSIP
ENSIP
is part of:

LIAS: automatics IC2MP: chemistry and materials Institut Pprime: physics

In the legal domain, the Center for Studies on International Legal Cooperation (CECOJI) is a joint research unit (UMR) involving the University
University
of Poitiers
Poitiers
and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Life on campus[edit]

The building of ENSI Poitiers
Poitiers
in the center of the campus, at the East of Poitiers

Students can play in athletic teams, or just enjoy all the sports proposed. It is also possible to play golf at the North of the campus of Poitiers
Poitiers
and sail in La Rochelle.[4] Points of interest[edit]

Jardin botanique universitaire de Poitiers

Significant researchers[edit]

Abderrazak El Albani Michel Brunet

See also[edit]

Bitard List of medieval universities

Notes and references[edit]

^ "Decree 2015-857 of 13 July 2015 on the statutes for the ComUE " Université confédérale Léonard de Vinci "". Retrieved 27 July 2015.  ^ Le premier Institut Confucius en France
France
est créé à l'Université de Poitiers
Poitiers
Archived 6 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine., AUF, 18 October 2005 ^ Nouveau logo de l'Université de Poitiers, Ecole eco services, 17 November 2011 ^ Centre golfique des Chalons, University
University
of Poitiers

External links[edit]

Official website (in French)

v t e

Coimbra Group
Coimbra Group
of European research universities

Aarhus Barcelona Bergen Bologna Bristol Budapest Coimbra Dublin Durham Edinburgh Galway Geneva Göttingen Granada Graz Groningen Heidelberg Iași Istanbul Jena Kraków Leiden Leuven Louvain-la-Neuve Lyon Montpellier Padua Pavia Poitiers Prague St. Petersburg Salamanca Siena Tartu Turku I Turku II Uppsala Vilnius Würzburg

v t e

Établissements publics à caractère scientifique, culturel et professionnel

Universities

Aix-Marseille Amiens Angers Antilles Artois Avignon Besançon Bordeaux

I II III IV

Brest Bretagne-Sud Caen Cergy-Pontoise Chambéry Clermont Auvergne Corse Dijon Évry Grenoble

I II III

Le Havre Guyane Lille

I II III

Limoges Littoral Lyon

I II III

Le Mans Marne-la-Vallée Montpellier

I II III

Mulhouse Nantes Nice Nîmes Nouvelle-Calédonie Orléans Paris

I II III IV V VI VII VIII X XI XII XIII

Pau Perpignan Poitiers Polynésie française Reims Rennes

I II

La Réunion La Rochelle Rouen Saint-Étienne Strasbourg Toulon Toulouse

I II III IV

Tours Valenciennes Versailles

Grandes écoles

Centrale Graduate School

École centrale de Lille École centrale de Lyon École centrale de Marseille École centrale de Nantes École Centrale Paris

Instituts nationaux des sciences appliquées

Lyon Rennes Rouen Strasbourg Toulouse

Universités de technologie

Belfort-Montbéliard Compiègne Troyes

École nationale d'ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne
École nationale d'ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne
(ENISE) ENSAIT ENTPE Supméca

École normale supérieure

École Normale Supérieure École normale supérieure
École normale supérieure
Paris-Saclay École normale supérieure
École normale supérieure
de Lyon École normale supérieure
École normale supérieure
de Rennes

French institutes abroad

Casa de Velázquez École française d'Extrême-Orient French School at Athens Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale Roman Historical Institutes

Grands établissements

Instituts polytechniques

Bordeaux Grenoble Lorraine

Agro ParisTech Arts et Métiers ParisTech Centre international d'études supérieures en sciences agronomiques Collège de France Conservatoire national des arts et métiers École Centrale Paris École des ponts ParisTech École Nationale des Chartes École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques École nationale supérieure maritime École nationale vétérinaire, agroalimentaire et de l'alimentation, Nantes-Atlantique École pratique des hautes études EHESP Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris Institut Mines-Télécom Institut national d'histoire de l'art Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales Institut national du sport, de l'expertise et de la performance Institut national supérieur des sciences agronomiques, de l'alimentation et de l'environnement Institut supérieur de l'aéronautique et de l'espace Institut supérieur des sciences agronomiques, agroalimentaires, horticoles et du paysage VetAgro Sup National Museum of Natural History Paris
Paris
Dauphine University Paris
Paris
Observatory School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences Sciences Po University
University
of Lorraine

v t e

International Research Universities Network

Barcelona Budapest (Peter Pazmany) Duisburg-Essen Glasgow Kraków (Jagiellonian) Münster Nijmegen (Radboud) Poitiers Siena

v t e

Public universities in France, by academy

Aix-Marseille

Aix-Marseille Avignon

Amiens

Verne

Besançon

Franche-Comté

Bordeaux

Bordeaux
Bordeaux
I Bordeaux
Bordeaux
III Bordeaux
Bordeaux
IV Pau and Pays de l'Adour Segalen

Caen

Caen Normandy

Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont Auvergne

Corsica

Paoli

Créteil

Marne-la-Vallée Paris
Paris
VIII Paris
Paris
XII Paris
Paris
XIII

Dijon

Burgundy

French Guiana

French Guiana

French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Grenoble

Fourier Mendès-France Savoy Stendhal

Guadeloupe

French West Indies and Guiana

Lille

Artois Lille
Lille
II Lille
Lille
III Littoral Opal Coast Science and Technology Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambresis

Limoges

Limoges

Lyon

Lyon
Lyon
I Lyon
Lyon
II Lyon
Lyon
III Monnet

Montpellier

Montpellier
Montpellier
I Montpellier
Montpellier
II Montpellier
Montpellier
III Nîmes Perpignan

Nancy and Metz

Lorraine

Nantes

Angers Maine Nantes

Nice

Nice Sophia Antipolis Toulon

Orleans and Tours

Orléans Rabelais

New Caledonia

New Caledonia

Paris

Panthéon-Assas Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris-Descartes Paris-Diderot Paris-Sorbonne Pierre and Marie Curie Sorbonne-Nouvelle

Poitiers

Poitiers La Rochelle

Reims

Reims Champagne-Ardenne

Rennes

Rennes
Rennes
1 Rennes
Rennes
II Southern Brittany Western Brittany

Réunion

Réunion

Rouen

Le Havre Rouen

Strasbourg

Strasbourg Upper Alsace

Toulouse

Capitole Champollion Jean Jaurès Sabatier

Versailles

Cergy-Pontoise Évry Val d'Essonne Paris-Sud Paris
Paris
West Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Coordinates: 46°35′10″N 0°20′38″E / 46.58611°N 0.34389°E / 46.58

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