Coordinator: Université de Franche-Comté – FEMTO-ST (France)
The University of Franche-Comté (UFC) is a multidisciplinary university, on a human scale, located in 5 cities in the region: Besançon, Belfort, Montbéliard, Vesoul and Lons-le-Saunier.
The subject area covers all major fields: basic and applied sciences, health, technology, literature, languages, language sciences, humanities and social sciences, sports sciences, law, economics, management. In each of these courses, the content of the courses is closely related to the research activities carried out in the laboratories. With the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et Microtechniques (ENSMM) and the Université de Technologie Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), the Université de Franche-Comté (UFC) supervises the FEMTO-ST Institute “Franche-Comté Electronics Mechanics Thermal Science and Optics – Sciences and Technologies”, a joint research institution, created on January 1st, 2004 in the French region of Franche-Comté through the merger of five local laboratories which thus comprised the institute’s first departments.The range of the institute’s scientific themes covers optics, acoustics, the micro-/nanosciences and systems, time frequency, automatic control, computer science and mechatronics, while at the same time including mechanics and materials, energy and electrical engineering.