University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne
Type Public
Established 1971
President Guillaume Gellé
Vice-president Lissan Afilal, PhD
Students 20 865
Location Région Grand Est, France
Campus Reims, Troyes, Charleville-Mézières, Chaumont and Châlons-en-Champagne
Website (in French)

The University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (also University of Reims; French: Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, URCA) is a French university, in the Academy of Reims. It was officially established in 1967, as the successor of Rheims University, one of the most important European universities of the Middle Ages, which was established in 1548 and closed in 1793.


First university

The University of Reims was created in 1548,[1] thanks to the Cardinal of Lorraine, who intervened with the Pope Paul III. The 'Collège des Bons-Enfants' catholic school thus became a university, starting teaching the arts, theology, law and medicine. Closed in 1793 during the French Revolution, the university experienced an almost total eclipse period for a century and a half, and only reappeared in the sixties.

Modern university

The Faculty of Science (1961), the Literary University College (1964), the University College of Law and Economics (1966), Reims University Technology Institute (1966), the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy (1967), the National School of Dental Surgery (1970) are the successive elements from which the University of Reims was formed in 1971. The creation of an IUT in Troyes (1973), an Institute of Higher Technical Education (1985) and an IUT department (1995) in Charleville-Mezieres, the development of a delocalized office of the Faculties of Law, Economics and Humanities of Reims (1991) and the opening of an IUT department in Châlons-en-Champagne (1993) now show the regional roots of a university that has become, in 1982, ' University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne .

History Presidents


Unit training and research

The University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne has 8 UFR:

Schools and institutes


The university has two doctoral schools: Humanities & Social Sciences, and Technology & Health Sciences.

Teaching and research


The five major areas of training at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne are:

Research at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne is structured around five departments:

The Life Sciences & Health department whose laboratories are:

The Mathematics, ICT & Nanotechnologies department, whose laboratories are:

The Agro-Sciences & Sciences of the Universe and Environment department, whose laboratories are:

The Chemistry & Engineering Sciences department, whose laboratories are:

The Humanities and Society Sciences department, whose laboratories are:

See also


  1. Mark W. Konnert, Local Politics in the French Wars of Religion, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006, p. 52.

Coordinates: 49°15′07″N 4°02′15″E / 49.25194°N 4.03750°E / 49.25194; 4.03750

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