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University of Nantes


280 diplomas including 144 based on the European model (Bachelor-Master-Doctorate)

  • 8 engineering diplomas
  • 111 university degrees
20 centres for initial education and research including :
  • 11 faculties and departments (UFR)
  • 6 institutes
  • 2 Schools (School of Engineering-Polytech and School of Teacher Education)
  • 1 Sciences of the Universe Observatory


Research is a major growth sector for Université de Nantes. As an innovative force, the University also has research agreements with industry and shares its discoveries with the society at large.

This new knowledge is supported by more than 3,200 permanent and contract research staff (teachers, researchers, scientists, administrative and technical staff, PhD students) working in laboratories that have all been accredited by the national government (43 research structures). Université de Nantes has also a doctoral college with 11 post-graduate schools.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
501 100
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
701 -100
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
771 30
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
400 196
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Library services

With seven locations in Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and La Roche-sur-Yon, the university library offers you multidisciplinary documentary collections, on divers supports, for courses, research, information and leisure.

Campus life

Université de Nantes is located in a beautiful natural environment situated in the heart of Nantes, a city renowned for its vitality, culture, economic development and its quality of life. Thanks to its 2 campuses of Saint-Nazaire and La-Roche-sur-Yon, Université de Nantes maintains a strong presence within the territory.

Within its campuses, different disciplines meet to enrich one another. Université de Nantes is one of the rare French universities to promote interdisciplinarity. 38,000 students mix within the 20 faculties and schools there. 295 specialities are represented, 44 laboratories work in all fields of knowledge.

Sports facilities

Sports activities can be an integral part of some academic career or they can be complementary to your academic schedule. You may choose from a variety of levels and times. Activities take place on different sites of the university.

A wide variety of activities: water sports, well-being activities, dance, team sports, racket sports, combat sports, sailing and gliding, and also climbing, mountain bike, circus, gymnastic, hiking, surf…

It is accredited by Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France.

Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France

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