The “Université de Bordeaux” (France) has a long-lasting university tradition dating back to 1441. It was newly established on the 1st of January 2014, following the merger of three universities: Université Bordeaux 1, Université Bordeaux Segalen and Université Bordeaux Montesquieu.
Ranked among the top universities in France for the quality of its academic courses and research, it's a multi-disciplinary, research-focused, international institution. The University of Bordeaux is the third largest university in France (based on the number of its students), with more than 50, 000 students, including almost 2, 000 PhD students and 6, 000 foreign students. It employs around 5, 600 staff members, of which nearly 3, 000 are academic and research staff.