Discover the USMB - A word from the president

With 15,000 students, a academics rich and multidisciplinary offer of and 19 research laboratories Internationally recognized, the University Savoie Mont Blanc (Chambéry) is an establishment on a human scale that combines proximity to its territories 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 academics initial, academics continuous, work-study or Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE), on site or at a distance.

On its three campuses, Annecy, Le 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 structured multi-polarity, students find personalized follow-up, support in the definition and development of their personal projects and the assets to successfully integrate into working life. Each and everyone will appreciate, in their quest and according to their paths, competence, exigency, 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-Alpine dynamic.

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 niches where its reputation is internationally recognized.

As a cultural entity, of academics and 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, all 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