UB is one of the seven HEIs composing the Bordeaux University. It specializes in the fields of Mathematics, Informatics, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental and Biological Sciences. UB is situated in Talence, on one of the largest university campuses in Europe (245 hectares). 30 hectares of the University include an Oceanographic Station (Arcachon Marine Station). The UB has almost 11,500 students. UB is ranked top in its fields of expertise. It offers 160 curricula leading to national degrees, framed according to the Bologna process, which are attended by close to 1000 students. Its cutting-edge research activities are carried out in 35 research departments, working in close association with research organizations including CNRS, INSERM and INRA. More than 1.000 permanent researchers and lecturers along with 1.000 administrative and technical staff contribute to build UB’s international reputation for excellence.
Over the past 15 years, UB has been actively contributing to the strengthening of the European Higher Education and Research Areas. It hosts more than 1.300 foreign students and has created an extensive network comprising more than 200 partners.
The EPOC Laboratory (Environnements et Paléoenviropnnements Océaniques) is a joint CNRS-University Research Department (see above). The EPOC Laboratory and the Marine and Earth Science Department organise, together, the Masters programme ENVOLH (Coastal and Open Ocean Environments), a multidisciplinary Graduate Course preparing students for a PhD in a theme related to Marine and Earth Sciences. The goals of the Master ENVOLH are to provide the best level for postgraduate students, in ocean and earth science. The MSc in Marine Environment and Resources will be complementary to these objectives. The EPOC groups CNRS and University researchers, who have developed active research in a wide variety of disciplines: geochemistry in the fluvio-estuarine systems; coastal hydrodynamics and sediment dynamics; biogeochemical processes, at the water-sediment interface; ecology and ecotoxicology, in aquatic systems; paleoceanography and palaeoclimates; and marine geology and sedimentary paleo-environments.
- Expertise: Oceanography, Palaeoceanography and Earth and Environmental Sciences.
- Special facilities: Arcachon Marine Station
- Instruction languages: English (MSc Thesis also in French). Language courses: French.
- Third-country main connections: Canada, Asia, Africa, South America