The Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) develops innovative, fundamental and applied research. It provides more than 22 000 students with a wide initial undergraduate studies program which corresponds to society’s needs in all domains of the knowledge. The university also accompanies independent or company backed students in continuing professional development training. Fulfilling students’ needs is a top priority and URCA developed the student citizenship through the evaluation of its formations and is equipped with a student-services desk uniquely devoted to providing new students with information, a help desk to help students get employment placement and a follow-up evaluation.
URCA is situated in five different cities: Reims (main site), Troyes, Charleville-Mézières, Châlons en Champagne and Chaumont. The university largely contributes to the development of Champagne-Ardenne through its partnerships with local and national companies and the regional authorities. With 1557 teachers and teachers-researchers among whom 126 are hospital practitioners as well as a technical and administrative staff of 1038, URCA is one of the biggest employers of the region. URCA aims to appeal to international students and has consequently introduced the construction of an interregional and international cluster (PRES) which will include the main institutions of higher education of Champagne-Ardenne and Picardie, and Walloon universities. Situated in the heart of the Ile-de-France, the Rhineland, Northern Europe and Italy, URCA occupies a geostrategic position which is favorable to European and international exchanges. The fact that the TGV is accessible in the Roissy airport facilitates transportation to the university which is only ten minutes away.
By choosing the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne as an institution of higher education one opts for quality education and innovative fundamental and applied research. In addition, the size of the university contributes to the success of the students by offering a working environment convenient to achieving success and which encourages international mobility.