With easy access to the main European economic centres owing to significant logistics and transport infrastructures, the French Centre-Loire valley region has over 800 business parks, some sixty public research laboratories and a large number of support structures for project initiators. Furthermore, the region's historic and cultural heritage attracts 9 million tourists each year, drawn by its pleasant lifestyle punctuated by major events throughout the year (Printemps de Bourges, Festival de Loire, etc.). The region's inhabitants also benefit from an attractively-priced and available housing stock and family-dedicated infrastructures (over 300 crèches and nurseries, almost 300 secondary schools, etc.).
Centre-Loire valley region - not just a region, but an opportunity to do business and to flourish.
Orléans is located in the northern bend of the Loire River, which crosses from east to west. Orléans belongs to the vallée de la Loire sector between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire, which was in 2000 inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The capital of Orléanais, 120 kilomètres south-south-west of Paris, it is bordered to the north by the Beauce region and the forêt d'Orléans, and the Orléans-la-Source neighbourhood and the Sologne region to the south.
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Welcome to the University of Orléans
Born in 1306, our multi-disciplinary University celebrated its 700th anniversary in 2006. The University of Orleans is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Famous people like Pope Clement V (1264-1314), Jean Calvin (1505-1673), Moliere (1622-1673) or Charles Perrault (1628-1703) studied here …
The university was relocated in 1961 on the campus of Orleans La Source, close to prestigious research institutes such as CNRS, BRGM and INRA, in a city where life is enjoyable.
Situated in the heart of the “Loire Valley-UNESCO” in about a hundred hectares of forest, just one hour from Paris by train, the multi-disciplinary campus of the University of Orleans attracts and welcomes around 14,000 students — among them, more than 2,000 foreigners, that is to say 15% of the total number of students — in the framework of the LMD system.
The University’s international status has been reinforced year by year in the field of education and research cooperation. Its policy for international degree programmes represents a major asset for mobility.