At Bordeaux Montaigne, we educate our students in disciplines which are intimately linked to the world of creativity and critical thinking, and students are immersed in an environment in which individual talents may flourish. The University is open to society at large, a world in which cultural exchange and artistic expression may be freely voiced.
Throughout the year, the University offers a rich and varied programme of cultural events, with music, theatre, literature or cinema. It supports and advises students and lecturers who run cultural projects and promotes artistic expression through workshops, artists in residence, performances and encounters with intellectuals.
These events and activities are not only the fruit of close partnerships between the central service promoting cultural activity and student life, the faculties, research teams and student associations, but also between the University and its institutional and cultural partners from the city of Bordeaux and wider urban area.
The University’s cultural life has a remarkable venue at its disposal - the Arts Centre, entirely dedicated to artistic education, creation and expression.
The academic year is interspersed with a series of cultural events, from the Coupé-Court Festival, to the Dealers des Sciences conference cycle, organised by a student association and winner of the prestigious Étudiant magazine prize in 2014, or the 1er Acte Avant Récidive theatre festival.
Not forgetting a number of musical performances organised by students from the French popular music course, the University orchestra or student creations at the yearly Allégories de Printemps festival.
Mention should also be made of the choreography research laboratory, home to the University’s contemporary dance company, and the University radio station, Radio Campus Bordeaux, founded in 1990 and which broadcasts across the Gironde department and beyond on 88.1 FM.