Université de Bordeaux

The Augmented university for Campus and world Transitions (ACT) comprehensive living lab program


Université de Bordeaux





founding year


student body



Institutional Approach

The University of Bordeaux operates its campus as open experiment for enviornmental, social and economic transition challenges. The ‘ACT’ project – Augmented university for Campus and world Transition tests, among others, sustainable urban campus concepts underpinned by interdisciplinary research and education. 18 projects have been financed thus-far via ACT’s funding scheme, including biodiversity augmentation, a mobile library on the theme of sustainable transitions and the roll-out of a zero waste strategy. The University of Bordeaux has a strong internationalization research policy; together with the CNRS, Inserm, and INRAE research bodies, they operate programmes such as the International Laboratories scheme, which are structured international collaborations with at least one other team from a foreign institution to research a jointly defined scientific project.


Discover more

Universities for Sustainable Futures

Add to the Atlas

Submit an institution

This atlas is intended to grow and evolve in a spirit of co-creation with the international higher education community. We encourage you to submit examples of sustainability approaches or initiatives at your own or other institutes.

Add to the Atlas