The Franco-German University

The Franco-German University is a network of French and German higher education institutions founded in 1997. It aims to strengthen cooperation between France and Germany in the fields of further education and research.


The Franco-German University seeks to:

  • Enhance bi-national cooperation in higher education and research
  • Support student mobility between partner institutions
  • Develop a broad range of French-German joint degrees and courses
  • Provide students with intercultural bi-national skills
  • Support doctoral students and researchers, notably by developing joint doctoral training and by networking experienced researchers

Facts and Figures

  • 175 establishments
  • 6000 students
  • 166 Franco-german courses
  • 22 Franco-German doctoral colleges
  • 80 university cities
  • 1200 graduates each year