The University of Clermont Auvergne is a pluri-disciplinary research university located in Clermont-Ferrand, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region of France. It is attended by 35,000 students, including 4,600 of foreign nationality and 850 doctoral students. The UCA hosts 35 research centres, most of which work jointly with the CNRS and federative structures such as the Fédération de Recherche en Environnement (FRE).