Founded in 1432 by the King of England Henry VI, the University of Caen was destroyed in 1944 during the Battle of Normandy. It was among the first buildings to be rebuilt during the city reconstruction after World War II. Redesigned with a futuristic vision, it became one of the most modern universities in Europe. In 2012, part of its buildings were thus classified as historical monuments.
The University of Caen Normandy offers two-to five-year degree programmes in four major fields of study and 36 doctoral specialties. The courses up to the master's degree level are held by 12 university departments.
Its programmes are spread over four main fields:
A major strength of the University of Caen Normandy is its multidisciplinary approach which forms the foundation of its teaching. Its expertise, partnerships and projects enable the development of research activities on the following themes: health, materials, digital technology, environment and equine research.
UNICAEN works closely with a broad range of local research centres and institutions:
With a 90% employment rate after a Professional Bachelor or a Master Degree, UNICAEN help you build a successful future.
It is important that you anticipate your stay in advance and not wait to be in France to look for housing. Caen is a busy University town with many students (about 25% of its global population!), and it can be quite challenging to find suitable housing at the last minute.
The CROUS Caen Normandie, partner of the University of Caen Normandy, offers different student housing options on our different campuses (single rooms, studios, T1...). It is not necessary to wait for your UNICAEN confirmation to apply for CROUS housing. You have the possibility to make 2 housing choices in 3 different areas (académies) in France.
The university health center provides students with medical, psychological and social care for free. There you can meet doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers. It also contributes to the support and integration of students with disabilities. SUMPPS doctors cannot prescribe medication but they can refer you to a medical office in the city.
UNICAEN is an academic community of campuses in and around Caen. Our six distinct campuses offer an array of diverse learning environments:
At UNICAEN, treat yourself to all of the Normandy region’s advantages such as the coastline, proximity to the United Kingdom, a fast and easy access to Paris and cultural & attractive sporting activities. The Region also has a strong cultural tradition that is illustrated both by major international events and by the diversity of its heritage.
The University Service of Physical and Sports Activities - SUAPS offers all UNICAEN students and staff the opportunity to practice sports on a weekly basis. With nearly 70 sports activities, the SUAPS offers a wide range of physical activities as well as sports equipment: climbing wall, fitness room, swimming pools, gymnasium, dance hall, tennis and outdoor racket and ball games...
The SUAPS also organises courses (skiing, diving, climbing, paragliding, golf, outdoor physical activities...) and events (Nuits des Sports Co, Nuit de la Raquette, Volleyball-fluo, Journée Sport Campus, Soirée Forme...) throughout the year.
The university was established in 1432. It is accredited by Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France.
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