University of Rennes 1

The University of Rennes1 whose origin dates back to middle age was founded under new status in 1969 as a state university. The university of Rennes 1 is situated in France, (Brittany) at the extreme west of continental Europe.

  1. A scientific campus in a multi-disciplinary university
  2. International Affairs
  3. Welcome in Rennes

A scientific campus in a multi-disciplinary university

Rennes 1 is a strongly multi-disciplinary university consisting of four main scientific areas :

  • Mathematics and ICT (Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies),
  • Life and Health Sciences,
  • Material Sciences,
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

The University currently welcomes about 28,000 students (including about 3,600 international students), plus more than 2,000 in continuing education, all surrounded by 1,600 teachers and full-time researchers and about 950 administrative and technical staff.

The Science University of Rennes  embraces all major scientific and technological fields.

The scientific campus,  the green Beaulieu Campus where the Mamaself course takes place, is located in the City.

International Affairs

The University of Rennes 1 has a dynamic international relations policy. Here are a few examples that show this dynamism: There are currently 98 training and/or research bilateral agreements signed with foreign higher education institutions all over the world; The University takes part in many international joint research initiatives; It also takes part in the main higher education mobility programs, and particularly in the European Union's: it is involved in 180 bilateral contracts of the Erasmus programme.

Student mobility is quite important at Rennes 1: Each year, the University welcomes 2,000 students, and more than 800 students of the University go abroad, whether to study or to intern.

Welcome in Rennes

Being the Prefecture of Ille et Vilaine, Rennes is also the capital of Brittany, and is situated at two hours train from Paris. Its central position allows visitors to travel easily to places such as the Mont Saint-Michel and Saint Malo, to the Atlantic coast with the Gulf of Morbihan and the site of Carnac, and even to the Châteaux de la Loire.

History lives on in Rennes and you will enjoy the center from the 18th century, the cathedral from medieval times, the suburbs from the 16th and 18th century. Rennes is also a cultural capital  : a large number of well-known artistic events shows its  dynamism.