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[France] Université de technologie Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM)

[French] Université de technologie Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM)
* English notation is UTBM 

Exchange Agreement signed in 2009 Multi-Departmental Agreement signed in 2014 

The Université de technologie Belfort-Montbéliard is located in eastern France. One of the three campuses (Belfort, Montbéliard, Sevenans), Montbéliard is the birthplace of the French car manufacturer Peugeot, with factories and museums nearby. 

There are five courses in this university. The program is characterized by engineering-based design research and education with extensive workshops and projects. Also, the current students are required to do a long-term internship, and the education emphasizes on practical skills. 

One of the courses, the Ergonomics, Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering, focuses on the three areas of ergonomics, design and engineering. It has a similar educational system to the Department of Industrial Design in the School of Design. Also, the course on Mechanical Engineering and Design offers an educational program that fosters creative abilities in both design and mechanical engineering. 

The university has students from all over Europe and Asia, and they can study in French and English. The university has a dormitory and is a safe place to live. The university is located near the German-Swiss border, making it a convenient location for sightseeing. 

Mechanical Engineering and Design
Computer Science
Manufacturing Management and Engineering
Ergonomics, Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Control Systems Engineering  

Updated October 2020 

Name of University and DepartmentUniversite de Technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard
Department Available for Student Exchange
Exchange ProgramsEnglish website for exchange student is available.
Industrial Engineering, Mechanical, Computer Sciences or Energy.
Semester/Academic Calendar
Autumn semester
September – February
*Intensive French course : offered during the welcome week before the start of each semester.
Application Deadline
for Host University(Partner University)
20 May
Application Deadline
at Home University(School of Design, Kyushu University)
20 April
Semester/Academic Calendar
Spring semester
February – June
Application Deadline
for Host University(Partner University)
18 November
Application Deadline
at Home University(School of Design, Kyushu University)
18 October
Application ProcedureApply via email to Professor Muraki.
Language Proficiency(English)
RemarksShort-term study abroad for 2 to 3 months is possible (adjustment required). It is necessary to match the start time of study abroad with the start time of the semester in September or February. Credits cannot be granted.
Number of Exchange Students5
Department and Professors in Charge(Professors with “(*)” is primary in charge)<Department of Human Science>
-(*)Professor MURAKI Satoshi
-Professor WATANUKI Shigeki
-Professor HIGUCHI Shigekazu
E-mail of Professors(@design.)-Prof. MURAKI : muraki@
-Prof. WATANUKI : watanuki@
-Prof. HIGUCHI : higu-s@