Artois University has a student population of almost 11,000 students within its 10 campuses which are : Arras, Béthune, Douai, Gravelines, Lens, Liévin, Lille, Outreau, Valenciennes and Villeneuve d'Ascq. It is a member of the Research and Higher Education Consortium of Lille - Nord de France.
Artois University is spread over several medium-sized towns of the Nord-Pas de Calais region and is composed of 8 Faculties, 2 University Institutes of Technology (IUTs), 1 Teacher-Training College (IUFM), a Further Education Department and 15 Research Centres.
Since its beginnings in 1992, Artois University has established itself as a major contributor to social mobility and has fostered a welcoming and stimulating environment favorable to both study and culture.
The University of Artois is a modern and dynamic institution which is in perfect harmony with the educational system, offering innovative teaching and combining the acquisition of knowledge with vocational skills.
The University offers a wide spectrum of courses, from two-year undergraduate degrees to doctoral studies. Courses are provided in the following fields :
In January 2008, The IUFM Nord-Pas de Calais Teacher-Training College (responsible for local teacher-training), became an integral part of Artois University.
The Further Education Department provides courses for people who look to the university for guidance in relation to their chosen job path.
Artois University develops advanced research programs within its 16 approved research centres.