The University of Angers (UA), which was founded in 1971, welcomed in 2018 23,418 students (including 2,726 international students) on 5 campuses (Belle-Beille, St Serge, Santé, Cholet and Saumur). The university currently offers 435 degrees in initial or continuing education thanks to 25 research laboratories, 8 doctoral schools and 7 academic faculties.
Teaching is organised into five Faculties and two training institutes including the Faculty of Law, Economics and Management, the Faculty of Letters and Humanities, the Faculty of Science, the Technological University (IUT), the Faculty of Health, the Angers Polytech engineering school and finally the Higher Institute of Tourism and Hospitality of the University of Angers (ESTHUA, tourism and culture). The University of Angers employs 1077 teachers and 732 administrative staff.
Angers, home to 40,000 students, was ranked first by L’Étudiant magazine in a survey of the best places to study in France.
The project is coordinated by the CIRPaLL (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherches sur les Patrimoines en Lettres et Langues, EA 7457). Its expertise in short forms is firmly rooted in 37 years of research, as evidenced by the Journal of the Short Story in English (JSSE) that the laboratory has been publishing since 1983. The laboratory axis dedicated to short forms is directed by Cécile Meynard and Michelle Ryan-Sautour. The most recent publication is Formes brèves. Au croisement des pratiques et savoirs (2020; dir. Cécile Meynard and Emmanuel Vernadakis). L’Ultra-bref. Les Temps de la fulgurance. (ed. Cécile Meynard and Karima Thomas) is in process.