With 12,500 students, a rich variety of multidisciplinary education and 19 research laboratories with an international reputation, the University of Savoie is an establishment on a human scale which combines proximity with its territories, founder membership of the University of Grenoble PRES and a wide perspective on Europe and the world. The University of Savoie is a public University, primarily financed by the French State (78 % of the 2012 budget of 101 million €; the remaining amount coming from own revenues and third-party funds). It offers short courses (university diplomas in technology, university diplomas) and long courses (generalist, specialist or vocational first degrees (licences), masters degrees by research or vocational masters degrees, engineering diplomas and doctorates), in both first level and continuing education, on a sandwich basis or including validation of experience.
In support of research and education, the international aspect contributes to the identity, attractiveness, dynamism and general development of our establishment. The focus of the University of Savoie is, on the one hand to develop international projects, joint award qualifications, and programmes delivered in English, and on the other hand, wherever possible, to encourage mobility for students, lecturers and researchers as well as for administrative staff. Although present in 5 continents, with its 240 bilateral agreements, it has been able to take full advantage of its outstanding location on the borders of Switzerland and Italy to develop strong, special relationships with the higher education establishments of these two countries: Suisse Romande, Turin, Milan, the Aosta Valley a mixture of regions and university towns.