Teaching & research

Studying in Clermont: an opportunity

Dynamic, accessible, sporty and fun, Clermont Auvergne Métropole is the city for students in central France. Offering a high-quality, omni-disciplinary, comprehensive supply of training from high school diploma to PhD not forgetting degrees in engineering, the Métropole has a variety of higher education institutes whose excellence is well known at both national and European level.

The territory’s main establishment, Université Clermont Auvergne with 35,000 students (almost 5,000 of whom are foreigners), offers more than 170 courses in numerous fields: law/economics/management, life sciences/health/environment, arts/languages/humanities and social science, technology/engineering science and basic science.
Contact : www.uca.fr

Students also choose Clermont Auvergne Métropole for its leading schools of engineering, business and art, which offer excellent courses in management, IT, engineering science, agronomy, art and architecture.
SIGMA Clermont . ISIMA . Polytech VetAgro Sup ESC Clermont ESACM . ENSACF

Not forgetting all the possible short post-high school diploma courses which abound in Clermont-Ferrand mainly in the tertiary and industrial sectors. Clermont Auvergne Métropole has some fifty different BTS two-year qualifications and 17 DUT two-year university degrees.

Whether on foot, by bike, scooter, bus or tram, thanks to its pleasant living environment at the foot of an exceptional natural site, Clermont Auvergne Métropole is attractive for both companies and students alike. With a monthly rent averaging €360, the cost of living for students in Clermont-Ferrand is among the lowest in comparison to other university cities such as Nice, Bordeaux or Paris of course. Every year, nearly 4,000 beds (rooms, studios, one-bedroom apartments and more) are available along with an additional four private residences and six student hostels.

Clermont Auvergne Métropole, land of science and excellence

  • Nearly 1,300 researchers and faculty and almost 2,000 technicians and administrative staff,
  • 35 academic research labs partnering many national and European scale establishments and organizations including the CNRS  , Inserm  , INRA  , IRD  , IRSTEA
  • 5 postgraduate schools and nearly 900 PhD students who will be tomorrow’s researchers.

Ambitions and projects for, with and in the territory

The project of the people involved in higher education, research and innovation in the Métropole has been rewarded for its scientific excellence and received the I-Site “Initiatives – Science – Innovation – Territoires – Economie” label, acclaiming an innovative policy for training, research and employability of its students and a major role at the heart of the Métropole and on the international stage..

Clermont Auvergne Métropole partnering Quebec, Canada and Sweden

Today, Clermont Auvergne Métropole is one of the 19 cities featured on the French map of internationally renowned universities.
The Métropole accompanies and supports three partners on the international stage in a more special way:

  • Quebec via the initiatives of the Centre Jacques Cartier and the support given to research programs with the Université de Sherbrooke,
  • Canada through the co-funding of projects with the people involved in the AGE-WELL network, Innovation Boulevard, the University of British Colombia and the Université Simon Fraser,
  • Sweden and in particular Skåne County focusing on work in progress on new methods of producing renewable energy and the production of hydrogen in partnership with the Bio-Valo platform in Ennezat.