Tours University, France
The University of Tours is a multidisciplinary and a decisively European university that has established a campaign of actions within the Europe 2020 strategy, aiming to develop “smart, sustainable and inclusive growth”. The university was founded in 1969 and is named after the author François Rabelais. Through its higher education and research missions, the University of Tours plays a key role in research, development and in raising the scientific, cultural and professional capacities. With 22,500 registered students the university offers a broad range of subjects like arts literature and languages, law economics management, social and human sciences and technologies and health sciences.
The website for exchange student offers information about living in Tours, language courses, support services etc.
The Polytech Tours, is the graduate school of engineering at the University of Tours and was founded in 2002. Polytech Tours welcomes students after the end of their secondary education in the pre-engineering degree. Polytech Tours offers five engineering specialties: Electrical Energy Systems, Computer Science, Industrial Computing, Mechanics and Systems design, Urban and Territorial Planning and Environment.
You can choose modules which are offered in the Master programme:
· Research Master Planning and Sustainability / Urban and Regional Planning: This Master aims to help students to develop a critical understanding of contemporary planning challenges for cities and urban regions, in the context of climate change and growing human needs. The programme is designed so that students may confront up to date scientific knowledge on planning with their own cultural background and planning experiences. Through the Master, each student becomes familiar with the advantages and limitations of cross-national transfer of ‘good practices’ in the urban or regional policy field.