University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour

World University Rankings 2024
Avenue de l Universite BP 576, Pau Cedex, Pau, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, 64012, France

About University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour

The University of Pau and Pays de L’Adour was founded in 1970 but its history dates back to 1549 when the Collège des Arts, an institute for the humanities, was established. Today the university is the third largest of its kind in southwestern France, after Bordeaux and Toulouse.

The university is based in Pau, a city in southwestern France. Pau is an old royal city set between the Pyrenees Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. With more than 1,900 acres of green space, Pau is one of the greenest cities in Europe. It is also home to a number of museums including the National Museum of the Castle of Pau and the Pau Museum of Fine Arts.

As well as the main Pau Campus, there are four other campuses: Anglet, Bayonne, Mont-de-Marsan, and Tarbes. Each campus is fully equipped with a library, sports facilities and a range of student associations.

The university is organised into three colleges: the college of sciences and technology for energy and environment, the college of social science and the humanities, and the college of European and international studies. Each college consists of two levels: undergraduate studies and graduate studies, research and innovation.

There are 24 research units at the university that carry out research in the following areas: environment and material, geo-resources, aquatic environments and resources, justice and territories, and areas, borders and blending.

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Key statistics

  • 13.9
    No. of students per staff
  • 15%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 53 : 47
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 40%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 14,105
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour

  • Life sciences

    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Sport Science
    • Veterinary Science
    • Biological Sciences
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Geography
  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • General Engineering
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Education

    • Education
  • Law

    • Law