University of Bordeaux ( L'Université de Bordeaux) is an association of higher education institutions in and around Bordeaux, France. Its current incarnation was established 21 March 2007. The group is the largest system of higher education schools in southwestern France. It is part of the Academy of Bordeaux.
There are seven founding members to the Université and currently one associate member. Each of the eight institution has different areas of study from each other as well. The seven (7) founding members of the group are composed of four universities (which are numbered 1-4) and three technical schools. The four universities are (order number follows name): the University of Bordeaux (#1), Victor Segalen University (#2), Michel de Montaigne University (#3) and Montesquieu University (#4). The three founding technical schools are: Bordeaux Polytechnic Institute (IPB), Bordeaux National School for Agriculture Engineering (ENITAB), and the Bordeaux Political Studies Institute.