University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour (UPPA): A university of excellence

Located in France, near the Spanish border, UPPA is uniquely situated between the sea and the mountains, across 5 campuses:

  • Anglet,
  • Bayonne,
  • Pau,
  • Mont-de-Marsan,
  • and Tarbes

All the campuses offer students modern and efficient means of communication, university libraries, numerous sports activities, a cultural programme as well as a student association and robust student life.

UPPA has been ranked by l'Etudiant as #20 out of 66 French universities for success rate of their Master's programs in 2024!

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The UPPA prepares more than 13,800 students to obtain a hundred or so degrees from Bac+1 to Bac+8, in law, economics, management, literature, languages, human sciences, sport, science and technology.

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With 19 research units, 34 high-level expertise chairs and 9 common labs in association with major research organizations (CNRS, INRAe, Inria) and institutional and industrial partners, UPPA is a major player in the scientific and economic development of southern Aquitaine.

Thanks to its international cooperation, UPPA is also active at the European level with the European Universities Label for the UNITA project, Universitas Montium, which brings together, in addition to UPPA, the universities of Turin (Italy), Savoie Mont Blanc and Covilhã-Beira (Portugal), Timisoara Ouest (Romania) and Zaragoza (Spain).

In addition, the EDENE project (European Doctoral Programme in Energy and Environment) allows the financing of 30 international doctoral students in the field of Energy and Environment and in partnership with several local industrial players.