Université de Rennes 1 is amongst the twelve main universities in France. It is a multidisciplinary university which is famous for its excellence and dynamic research. Located in the centre of a city on a human scale, the university is only two hours away from Paris and one hour from prestigious sites such as Mont Saint-Michel or Saint-Malo. Building on our assets and committed to taking part in 21st-century innovation and knowledge, one of our top priorities is to create a vibrant international university.
Université de Rennes 1 has four main research sectors, linked to four graduate schools:
We currently welcome over 3,600 international students (13% of the university’s student population) and every year, nearly 1,000 of our students undertake an outgoing study programme or work placement. As a result of our close and long-standing ties with a large number of foreign universities and membership in international networks, the internationalisation of teaching and research is continuously growing and strengthening.
Université de Rennes 1 represents 28,000 students, 3,700 employees, 32 research units associated with national research centres, a budget of €292.4 million and more than 250 PhD degrees awarded every year. Our overarching goal is to provide researchers and students with a unique opportunity to interact with a broad and global network.