Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour

The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour (UPPA) is a multidisciplinary university that covers three major areas of study:

  • law, economics, business, management
  • science and technology
  • literature, languages, arts, social sciences and humanities and sport


UPPA offers it 13,500 students initial or continuing education, work/study programs or apprenticeships, to obtain Bachelor’s, Masters and vocational degrees and Doctorates through its 5 Teaching and Research Units and two Doctoral schools. The university also includes two University Institutes of Technology, one University School of Management (IAE), two engineering schools (ENSGTI, covering industrial technology engineering and ISA-BTP covering construction), a continuing education department, and an apprenticeship training center.


One of the particular features of UPPA is its location close to the Spanish border, between the mountains and the ocean, on 5 campuses on a very human scale: Anglet, Bayonne, Mont-de-Marsan, Pau, and Tarbes.

Whereas most programs are taught in French, UPPA has 15 Master programs taught in English dealing with environmental and energy transitions: https://formation.univ-pau.fr/fr/catalogue/masters-internationaux.html

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