I-SITE Bourgogne Franche-Comté (BFC)

To drive the university and engineering school community to multidisciplinary approaches, strongly connected to the industrial challenges of the merged BFC Region.

Operated by the Federal University Burgundy Franche-Comté (UBFC), the I-SITE project aims at creating a stimulating international environment in order to attract talented students and researchers from all over the world, and simultaneously, to provide the BFC population with access to knowledge, cultural & international exchanges, basic and continuous training, opening up job opportunities on a competitive market.

I-SITE BFC: 3 lines of action

Intensifying the excellence and the internationalisation of the RESEARCH in BFC Deploying a « Fellowship Grants» policy in 3 priority areas in order to attract high-level international researchers and to exploit the capital represented by the UBFC researchers. Investing in interdisciplinary projects capable of boosting the BFC region.
Providing a more attractive basic and continuous TRAINING programme

Fostering international partnerships through the establishment of:
• Joint degrees as the main vectors of student mobility
• Alliances of doctoral schools around the world. ;
• Scholarships for talented international students, etc.

Within the next 10 years, UBFC will offer 70% of its research-oriented Masters in English.

Developing continuous training programmes through innovations like the «Talent Campus» project or through actions that connect the lifelong learning to the initial training.
Supporting COMPANIES towards the acquisition of more high tech skills

Accompanying the local industries, or those willing to expand themselves in the BFC region, towards a higher technological profi le enabling them to maintain or grow their competitiveness in the global arena.

Getting companies closely involved in the defi nition of the research priorities of the UBFC, through:
• Master’s programmes and engineering degrees certifi ed by the Industry, dual curriculum in PhDMBA or Engineering-MBA, and a master in business intelligence,
• Industry-sponsored research fellowships,
• «I-SITE - Industry» joint projects.