University of technology
At UTBM, you will benefit from a renowned engineering school program in a university environment.
Choosing UTBM means building your own professional project through a tailored education program. UTBM boasts an internationally-oriented, scientific, technological, human and entrepreneurial education, open to worldwide cultures. If you want companies to recognize you as the free and responsible person to whom they can entrust their work, come study at UTBM.
UTBM trains engineers to be quickly operational and particularly suited to technological evolution and changes in society. Furthermore, the courses offered are enhanced by industrial research activities.
Created in 1999, UTBM is a university with scientific, cultural and professional objectives. Member of a group of universities of technology, UTBM was formed from the merger of two schools: the Engineering University of Belfort (l’Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Belfort) founded in 1962 and the Polytechnic Institute of Sevenans (l’Institut Polytechnique de Sevenans) founded in 1985.
Ghislain Montavon is the Director of UTBM and Jean-Charles Lefebvre is at the head of the Board of Directors.
Some key figures
- 2,786 students
- being the 7th engineering school in the country
- 202 faculty members
- 9 engineering majors
- 7 master’s degrees
- 262 partner universities
- 1 international campus in Shanghai
- 9,800 partner companies
- a €35.4 million budget
- 957 engineering graduates in 2020
- 10,000+ engineering graduates since 1999
- Less than 3 weeks to find your first job
5 engineering programs (for students)
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The Belfort-Montbéliard urban area (300,000 inhabitants) is the biggest industrial region in the eastern part of
France. It covers two departments—the Doubs and Territoire de Belfort—and shares borders with the Haute-Saône.
The area is internationally well-known for its industrial center boasting:
- a successful automotive industry: PSA Peugeot Citroën in Sochaux.
- transportation and energy sector: ALSTOM Transport, ALSTOM Power and General Electric in Belfort.
Most of the industrial players of the area are involved in the “Vehicle of the Future”competitiveness cluster . Although the growth of the service sector is relatively new, it is quickly expanding with the Belfort Technological Center (technopôle), Numerica and the Franche-Comté Multimedia Center.
The urban area is also home to more than 7,000 students in Belfort, Montbéliard and Sevenans, many of them being from UTBM.
The greenest region in France
The Franche-Comté region possesses all the qualities to become the heart of Europe: located in Eastern France, it is surrounded by Champagne and Alsace in the North, Bourgogne in the West, and the Rhône-Alpes region in the South. It also shares a 230-km border with Switzerland and is close to Germany.
If you are fond of mountainous landscapes, skiing and long walks in the forest, the Vosges mountains (in Alsace) are made for you.
In the South, the Jura mountains offer miles of hiking trails in the summer and cross-country skiing trails in the winter. The “Grande Traversée du Jura” is a unique 350-km route, perfect for hiking, skiing or cycling depending on the season.
Great mountains, forests and water areas, historical and contemporary architectural landmarks, picturesque villages, good food and excellent wines: here are all the reasons to come to Franche-Comté and have a one-of-a-kind experience.
UTBM is located at the heart of a region where you will not be bored.
The region and its surroundings offer a broad range of activities and major events. Whether you are a big fan of sports, a theater aficionado, or a music enthusiast, don’t worry, you will get your share.
Here are some of the most popular events held in the Belfort-Montbéliard area:
- 4L TROPHY: humanitarian rally across the Moroccan desert
- FF1J – One day film festival: participants are given 50 hours to write, shoot and edit a short film
- Frimats dance festival at the Granit National Scene
- FIMU: a free, three-day music festival
- The Eurockéennes festival
- The Entrevues International Film Festival
The region also boasts several swimming pools, theaters, a football stadium, a skating rink, a treetop adventure course, lots of restaurants, and bars where you will be able to meet and have a good time with your friends.
For more information, please visit the Franche-Comté website.