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The School of Angers


The University of Angers harks back to a very long history of universities in the city.
By 1080, the “Studium” or the School of Angers was already a renowned scholarly institution. It received the title “university” in 1356, and in 1364, Charles V granted the university its autonomy and privileges. The fi rst statutes were drawn up in 1373. By 1450, the university had colleges in Law, Theology, Arts and Medicine, which attracted students from the whole of France. Sharing the fate of other universities, it was abolished during the French Revolution. Angers remained an important focus of intellectual and academic activity, and higher education persisted, with free, public courses in Medicine as early as 1796, and with the creation of the School of Medicine of Angers in 1807.

The University in the 20 th century: a few key dates

  • 1958: The University Centre for Sciences was founded.
  • 1965: The School of Medicine became the School of  Medicine and Pharmacy.
  • 1966: The Institute of Technology was founded, one  of the fi rst three in France.
  • 1968:  The Law and Business Studies College was
  • 1968: The Humanities College was founded.
  • In 1971, these pre-existing institutes, colleges  and schools were federated to form the present University of Angers.