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Université de Franche-Comté
|Established|| 1423 (in Dole, Jura)|
1621 (in Besançon)
(1,500 professional tutors)
|Students|| 23,690 (2016)|
Centre for Applied Linguistics
|Location||Main campus: Besançon, France|
The University of Franche-Comté is a French university in the Academy of Besançon with five campuses: Besançon (Doubs), Belfort (named for Léon Delarbre), Montbéliard (Doubs), Vesoul (Haute-Saône), and Lons-le-Saunier (Jura).
The university was founded in 1423 in Dole, at that time in the Duchy of Burgundy. It was moved to Besançon in 1691 as Dole was being punished for having resisted too long against the king of France Louis XIV during his conquest of the region.
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The Centre for Applied Linguistics (CLA) of the University of Franche-Comté ranks among the top language teaching institutions in the world. The CLA has research contacts in more than 110 countries, and partners with the French Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Centre of Distance Teaching (CTU) allow to people who are working to continue to study in different matters like history, informatics, mathematics, AEG, etc.
Much of the international visibility in pure and applied science at the University of Franche-Comté comes through the CNRS FEMTO-ST with its expertise in numerous fields, including physics, optics, mechanics, time-frequency, microsystems and nanotechnology.
Research about Wikipedia
In 2015, Dr José Lages of the University of Franche-Comté and Dima Shepelyansky of Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse published a global university ranking based on Wikipedia scholarly citations.
Notable scholars and alumni
Some notable professors include:
- Louis Bachelier, mathematician, founder of financial mathematics.
- Robert Badinter, activist and criminal lawyer.
- Georges Duby, mediaeval historian.
- Olivier Duhamel, politician.
- Felix Gaffiot, author of Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français.
- Louis Rougier, philosopher.
- Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville, chemist known for his work with aluminium.
Some alumni include:
- Yukiya Amano, Japanese diplomat.
- Jean-Luc Lagarce, actor and director.
- Claude Lorius, glaciologist.
- Yves Jégo, politician.
- Jean-Luc Mélenchon, politician.
- Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine, pop-rock singer.
- Abdoulaye Wade, Senegalese politician.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Université de Franche-Comté.|
- "Historique". Universite de Franche-Comte. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
- "Wikipedia-Mining Algorithm Reveals World's Most Influential Universities: An algorithm's list of the most influential universities contains some surprising entries". MIT Technology Review. December 7, 2015. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
- Marmow Shaw, Jessica (December 10, 2015). "Harvard is only the 3rd most influential university in the world, according to this list". MarketWatch. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
- Bothwell, Ellie (December 15, 2015). "Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities: the top 100. List ranks institutions by search engine results and Wikipedia appearances". Times Higher Education. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
Points of interest
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