Campus Development

Summer 2016: the Campus Park in bloom

This year's very wet Spring had at least one positive outcome: the 10 000 flowers planted in the University park growned and blossomed, offering a delightful setting to students, researchers, lecturers and university staff. Non-academic guests also enjoy the park: bees, ducks, and even hawks nesting at the top of the Chemistry Tower.

17/09/2015: Campus Park inauguration

President of the University Alain Beretz presided over the inauguration of the University Park on 17 September, alongside University vice-president in charge of heritage Yves Larmet, former director of the campus development programme Edouard Manini, mayor of Strasbourg Roland Ries, director of the Alsace region Philippe Richert, president of Strasbourg Eurometropole Robert Hermann, Eurometropole vice-president in charge of higher education Nicolas Matt and Eurometropole vice-president in charge of Strasbourg’s international and European outreach. The officials planted symbolic "seeds of knowledge" before taking a walk around the new park.

A brand new connected Campus

Students were pleased to discover the new campus park as they returned from the summer break. The new facilities include 2600 m² of flowery lawn, pedestrian walkways, 260 chairs, tables and benches, 980 bike racks. Outdoor Wi-Fi access points allow students and staff to connect to the University network from all over campus. The lawn has been sowed on the sports field and will grow soon.

A low-consumption lighting system has also been installed and may surprise evening walkers with its colour beams, moon projections and various lighting effects which will vary according to the seasons.