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University of Franche-Comté
Université de Franche-Comté
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Established 1423 (in Dole, Jura)
1621 (in Besançon)
Type Public
President Claude Condé
Faculty 1,200
(1,500 professional tutors)
Staff 850
Students 21,000 (2004)
Centre for Applied Linguistics
6,000 (2004)
Location Main campus: Besançon, France

The University of Franche-Comté is a French university in the Academy of Besançon with five campuses: Besançon (Doubs), Belfort (Territoire-de-Belfort), Montbéliard (Doubs), Vesoul (Haute-Saône), and Lons-le-Saunier (Jura).

The University of Franche-Comté is a comprehensive university with college in humanities, language, medicine, law, economics, sports, sciences (mathematics, biology, physics...) and technology (electronics, optics, mechanical engineering...).

The Centre for Applied Linguistics (CLA) of the University of Franche-Comté ranks among the top language teaching institutions in the world. The CLA has research contacts in more than 110 countries, and partners with the French Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Much of the international visibility in pure and applied science at the University of Franche-Comté comes through the CNRS Institute FEMTO-ST with its expertise in numerous fields, including physics, optics, mechanics, and time-frequency.

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