The Bordeaux-Euskampus Euro-regional Campus of International Excellence was born in 2011 as a strategic alliance between the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the University of Bordeaux in the context of Euskampus and IdEx Bordeaux excellence initiatives.

Its main mission is to create a higher education, research and innovation space together with the strategic partners of both universities.


2018's Euskampus Bordeaux Eguna, Donostia-San Sebastián


Rooted in the Bordeaux - Bilbao belt it aims to become a global reference model for international cooperation, capable of:

  • Providing an attractive higher education and teaching-learning-training environment to boost employability on a global scale;
  • Setting up a leading research space in Europe, generating synergies in research and development structures and dynamics;
  • Promoting high added-value for innovation in the Aquitaine-Basque Country-Navarra Euro-Region together with companies, social organisations, public administrations and citizen organisations.


The objectives pivot around 4 areas:

1.- Education and employability

  • to expand academic offerings from a professional perspective, making them more attractive internationally for students, encouraging mobility between both universities and developing double degrees, international master’s degrees, etc.

2.- Research and innovation

  • to set up a leading research space in Europe, promoting greater synergies in research and development structures and dynamics, driving Cross-Border Cooperation Laboratories, PhD and doctorate co-tutorships, research projects etc.

3.- Commitment to the territory

  • to support smart specialisation strategies based on promoting regional innovation ecosystems.
  • to strengthen the cultural and linguistic relationship between the regions.

4.- International projection

  • to increase the international projection of both universities and their joint participation in projects that contribute to strengthening the European-Atlantic Arc within the Europe 2020 Strategy, developing Knowledge Innovation Communities, etc.