The University François Rabelais of Tours has as an objective to increase the participation of its research in European and International networks of excellence.
In order to achieve this goal, the university offers:

- A Centralized European Research Cell (,

- A Research and Doctoral Studies department,

- An International Relations Department,

- A Center for services EURAXESS facilitating the welcome of international researchers,

- The Studium®, a regional agency welcoming researchers with an international profile (

It is also instrumental in putting into place policies favoring an international aspect for its laboratories, by:

- dedicating a part of the budget for research units to an International Quality Bonus (BQI). This part is attributed based on the international actions of each research unit.

- an active policy of inviting international researchers and post-doctoral candidates.