Université de Rennes 1 is the direct predecessor of Brittany's first university, founded in Nantes in 1461 by François ll, Duke of Brittany. After its official dissolution in 1793, the ducal university became an imperial, secular and independent university, in 1808 in Rennes and the west. The decree of 23rd December 1970 created Université de Rennes 1 as we know it today.
Université de Rennes 1 offers a wide choice of courses adapted to your professional goals.
It has three main areas of study:
Université de Rennes 1 is a major centre for multidisciplinary research, renowned on both a national and international level and part of the international scientific community.
The policy of Université de Rennes 1 is to conduct excellent fundamental and disciplinary research of scientific and technological relevance by promoting the emergence of highly innovative and risky projects and providing modern facilities and fostering transdisciplinary research to address major current and future societal issues.
The international residence Paul Ricœur in the heart of Rennes provides accommodation and catering for international researchers.
The residence has 79 studio flats for 1 or 2 people with all the advantages of a hotel service.The rooms are fully-furnished with an equipped kitchen.
Rennes is the historical and administrative capital of Brittany, a dynamic and friendly city, home to a large community of researchers and students representing around 32 % of the population.
The centre is a mix of half-timbered houses lining narrow streets and majestic 18th century buildings overlooking spacious public squares. A river, La Vilaine, runs through the city whilst a large botanical garden, the Thabor in the north-east, provides a peaceful green area for workers, students and city dwellers.
Sport at Université de Rennes 1 is open to both students and staff, whatever your level. Most sports or activities can be evaluated as part of your curriculum.The university has sports facilities to suit a wide range of activities: swimming pools, a dojo, a sports centre, a gym as well as tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.
The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the key volunteer student organisation in international higher education in Europe. Founded in 1989, it provides opportunities for cultural and self-development under the prinicple of Student helping Student.