Bordeaux Montaigne University is keen to widen its international horizons, not only by nurturing a large number of cooperation initiatives designed to enrich its degree courses and research partnerships, but also by providing concrete opportunities for lecturer-researchers and students alike to work and study abroad, as detailed below.
Since 1962, Bordeaux Montaigne University has played host to the University of California study centre, initiating close ties between the two universities and fostering student exchange. In 2010, a branch of Middlebury College, renowned for its language teaching expertise across the USA, opened at Bordeaux Montaigne University.
Equality Alfa 3 is a project involving 23 universities, including 19 in South America and one in France - Bordeaux Montaigne University. Since 2012, the project has focused on gender related issues in universities.
In 1978, Bordeaux Montaigne University became the first Western European university to sign a cooperation agreement with a Cuban university, an agreement still in operation today.
Partnership agreements exist between Bordeaux Montaigne University and 15 Canadian universities.
The University has 173 cooperation agreements with higher education institutions in 28 countries across Europe, via the Erasmus and Erasmus+ programmes, thereby providing for a particularly high level of student mobility. Each year, the University welcomes 250 young people from all over Europe. Historical partnerships have led to the creation of new joint degree programmes with the Universities of Hamburg, Saragossa, Madrid and Warsaw.
Long-standing partnerships exist with Algeria, notably in the field of archaeology. In 2014, an agreement was signed to ensure the continuity of student mobility programmes between Senegal and Bordeaux Montaigne. Lecturers from Bordeaux Montaigne participate in a teaching exchange programme for students studying applied foreign languages in Morocco, in cooperation with the University of Taroudant. In Madagascar, the PASSAGES research team continues to make important contributions to advances in geographical research.
The University has signed a large number of student exchange agreements with the Universities of Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Krasnodar and Yekaterinburg. Its first joint degree course is the Russo-European Master’s degree in Slavic Studies, which opened in 2010.
In 2013, three new partnerships were negotiated with Chinese partners to enable the students on the English-Chinese applied foreign languages course to hone their language skills by studying in China.
Bordeaux Montaigne University dispenses courses in French, tourism and land planning and development to professionals from the Lào Cai province, renowned for its natural park.
Cooperation agreements exist between Bordeaux Montaigne and 9 Japanese universities.
Bordeaux Montaigne University is a pioneer in the teaching of Korean, through a university diploma delivered up to degree level.
Student exchanges have always been very popular with Macquarie University in Sydney (1995), the University of Melbourne (1998) and the University of Technology in Sydney.