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In the heart of the Upper Rhine border region, one of the most outstanding centers of the chemical industry in the world, the Faculty of Chemistry of Strasbourg is an academic site of excellence in research and training.

Indeed, chemistry in Strasbourg takes the 14th place in the world according to the last ranking of Shanghai. The University of Strasbourg is therefore the only French university within the Top 100 and ranks also among the best European universities according to the CHE Excellence ranking.

Strasbourg is the workplace of Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Price winner in chemistry of 1987. With supramolecular chemistry, he created an all new discipline which stretches out from biology to physics via the nanosciences. In the center of the only French thematic research network in chemistry, the laboratory of excellence "Chemistry of complex systems", supported by the national research funding programme "Grand emprunt" in 2011, willl tackle the chemistry for tomorrow.

The research network and its associated foundation aggregate 80 research teams working in a large variety of chemical disciplines. They bring together almost 250 academic teachers and researchers plus 250 PhD-students. Among the leaders of those research teams figure 6 members of the National Sciences Academy, 9 members of the University Institut of France and several winners of prestigious academic awards.

The Faculty of Chemistry relies also on a highly motivated, welcoming and efficient team of administrative and technical staff in convenient teaching premises. Theoretic and experimental teaching are solid and diversified and allow for the aquisition of a large range of competencies.

Studying in Strasbourg, for a Bachelor, Master or Doctoral Degree is an promising engagment. It provides opportunities for student exchange with the best French and foreign academic institutions, access to research in the best laboratories of the world or to the job market with a recognized initial qualification.