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Word of the Director

The Faculty of Tourism and Culture known as ESTHUA was established in 1982. It offered innovative training programmes in tourism combining business and academic aspects, including a strong international dimension. Over the past 30 years we have reinforced these principles and created a unique centre in Europe gathering 3000 students and over 60 teachers with expertise in the various fields of tourism and culture. Take control of your future career – join us!

Philippe VIOLIER, Director of UFR ESTHUA, Tourism and Culture

Since its opening, ESTHUA has been committed to a culture of mobility and openness, bringing a multicultural dimension to its training courses. Its international development is reflected in various exchanges with a network of 133 partner universities and schools in 43 countries. The aim is to offer the best opportunities for academic and student mobility (Erasmus +, BCI, ISEP, bilateral agreements and double diplomas). The internationalisation of courses and confrontation with various business and cultural environments mean that students are well-prepared for the global labour market.

Amongst the faculties and institutes of the University of Angers, the UFR ESTHUA Tourism and Culture is the leading European centre for higher education in the tourism field. UFR ESTHUA is a member of the French Training Courses of Excellence in Tourism and a partner of the RFI Angers TourismLab. RFI Angers TourismLab brings together a network of 150 partners (including 23 founding and associate members) and acts as a reference in Europe in terms of research, training and innovation in tourism. The University of Angers has the highest graduation rate for 3-year bachelor’s degree in France and ESTHUA has a high employability rate: 75% of our master’s degree students get a job less than 6 months after graduation.

Awarded 1st best place to live in France (L’Express), Angers is a human-scale city with a vibrant cultural life. With 40 000 students for 150 000 inhabitants, 48% of the population is under the age of 30. Lively and dynamic, Angers is also the greenest city of France (Observatoire UNEP-HORTIS des Villes Vertes)!

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The university of Angers has strived to be a welcoming place for its students for over 10 years, to help them refine their career goals and to reach their potential. A recent survey has shown that a vast majority of students are happy to live and study in Angers.

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