The Artois University was established in 1992. It has established itself as a major player for promoting talent in a friendly, stimulating environment to improve knowledge and culture.The Université d'Artois currently has a total of 17,000 students on 10 different campuses: Arras, Béthune, Douai, Gravelines, Lens, Liévin, Lille, Outreau, Valenciennes and Villeneuve d'Ascq.
With locations in various parts of the Nord – Pas de Calais region of Northern France, it includes eight faculties, two polytechnics, one integrated Teacher Training College (IUFM Nord-Pas de Calais), one Department of Further Education, as well as 14 different Research Centres.
The University offers a wide range of courses (from two-year undergraduate courses to 8-year doctorate) in both higher and further education in the following fields:
* Humanities (Modern literature, the Performing Arts, Languages, History and Geography)
* Law, Economics and Management
* Sciences and Technology (Mathematics, Computers, Physics,Chemistry, Biology, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Logistics. Electrical Engineering, Network and Telecom Engineering, as well as Physical Training and Education.
Since January 2008, the IUFM Nord-Pas de Calais Teacher Training College has been part of Université d'Artois, to ensure the training of future teachers in the region.
The Department of Continuing Education provides students wishing to return to University with the necessary support in the course they have chosen and the achievement of their professional goals.
A major research potential
The Université d'Artois is involved in state-of-the-art research work in a variety of fields through its 14 government-approved Research Centres.
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