University

With 15,000 students, a rich academicsmultidisciplinary offer and 19 internationally recognized research laboratories, the University of Savoie Mont Blanc (Chambéry) is an establishment on a human scale that combines proximity to its territories, membership of the PRES University of Grenoble as a founding member and a wide opening on Europe and the world.

Between Geneva, Turin, Lyon and Grenoble, on the borders of Switzerland and Italy, with the unfailing support of the communities that gave birth to it, it is a territorial, regional and cross-border player, a major player in social, economic and cultural development.

It offers both short (University Diplomas, University Diplomas in Technology) and long (Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate and also Engineering Diplomas) courses, whether academicsinitial, academicscontinuing, work-study or Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE), on site or at a distance.

On its three campuses, Annecy, Bourget-du-Lac and Jacob-Bellecombette, the Université Savoie Mont Blanc offers particularly attractive study conditions in the heart of an exceptional environment. Everywhere, in this multi-polar structure based on the presidency located in Chambéry, students find a personalised follow-up, support in defining and developing their personal projects and the assets to successfully integrate into working life. Each and everyone will appreciate, in his or her quest and according to his or her path, competence, requirements, relevance, recognition and resonance.

The University of Savoie Mont Blanc has forged close and constructive links with local and regional socio-economic players, and beyond, which today make it an essential part of the Rhone-Alpes dynamic, particularly that of the competitiveness clusters.

Research is carried out by recognised, labelled and distinguished laboratories, which are involved in close partnerships with major organisations (CNRS, CEA, INRA), international organisations (CERN) or other structures (INES, Institut de la Montagne) also at the cutting edge of innovation. Our researchers are strongly involved in a few fields that accompany territorial dynamics: mountains, mechatronics, the organisation, tourism, image and energy sectors. Together with physics, they contribute to the visibility of the Université Savoie Mont Blanc in niche areas where its reputation is internationally recognized, as evidenced by the results obtained in the framework of investments for the future.

All students, and students of all ages, as well as all our friends from abroad who come to visit the University Savoie Mont Blanc to study, teach or do some of their research are welcome.

As a cultural entity, of academicsand for the creation of value(s) anchored on its history and federating, thanks to the cooperation woven, resources for today and tomorrow, our university invests in the academic excellence of its multidisciplinary training, personalized supervision, quality research, innovation, openness to the world and international exchanges, infrastructures, cultural and associative vitality... for the only worthy cause, which is the human one.

Through the commitment and mobilization of all its staff, between Savoie and Mont-Blanc, the university has a single ambition: to work towards personal success and contribute to the better integration of its students into the knowledge society of the 21st century.

Denis VARASCHIN

President of the University Savoie Mont Blanc.