Rennes 1 University

Rennes 1 is an university with 28,000 students and over 3,700 staff. It is spread over 11 sites in Brittany including 6 campuses (3 in Rennes, Lannion, Saint-Brieuc, Saint-Malo), 2 biological stations (Paimpont and Ile de Bailleron), the experimental base of Monterfil.

Rennes 1 is an university with a scientific focus :
- Health
- Science, Engineering and Technology
- Humanities and Social Sciences, Economics, Management

It has 10 UFR (Training and Research Units) : Law and Political Science, Computer Science and Electronics, Mathematics, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Life Sciences and the Environment, Economics, Science and material Property.

And 6 institutes including 4 IUT (University Institute of Technology in Rennes, Lannion, Saint-Brieuc and Saint-Malo), the Institute of Management of Rennes (IGR-IAE), the Institute of Preparation for General Administration (IPAG ).

Schools and an observatory : the School of Engineering of Rennes (ESIR), the National School of Applied Sciences and Technology of Lannion (ENSSAT) and the Observatory of Sciences of the Universe of Rennes (OSUR)

The University of Rennes welcomes 3,600 international students from 130 countries including 800 students from Asia Oceania.

The University of Rennes has 138 cooperation agreements, 12 LIA (Associated International Laboratories), 75 DHC (Doctor Honoris Causa) including 3 Nobel Prize winners in Shanghai since 2007.

The Biological Station of Paimpont

The Biological Station Paimpont is a innovating campus of the University of Rennes 1, a site where are developed teaching and scientific research. It welcomes researchers, teacher-researchers and students, it promotes and hosts national and international scientific conferences and seminars.
In the middle of the Brocéliande forest, discover this exceptional place dedicated to scientific research, teaching and the transmission of scientific culture.

The Science Space of Rennes

The Science Space of Rennes is a center for scientific, technical and industrial culture. It has a new generation digital planetarium and 3 exhibition rooms :
- The "Earth Room" presents a permanent exhibition on biodiversity
- the "Eureka Room" hosts 2 temporary exhibitions a year on many scientific topics
- the "Merlin Laboratory" is a space for scientific exploration with animations and experiments of interactive manipulations

The Confucius Institute of Brittany

The Confucius Institute of Brittany is a cultural institution whose mission is to promote the Chinese language and culture in Brittany and strengthen the links between this region and China.
Today there are 16 Confucius Institutes in France and nearly 500 worldwide.
Non profit association, the Confucius Institute of Brittany, based in Rennes (17 rue de Brest), works in close partnership with local authorities, but also companies, educational institutions and associations.

The Pleumeur-Bodou Satellite Communications Center

The Pleumeur-Bodou satellite telecommunication center is a terrestrial satellite telecommunication station who realized the first satellite television transmission between France and the United States in 1962. The Radome (radar and dome contraction) of Pleumeur-Bodou and its Cornet antenna will remain in activity until the beginning of the 80’s. Today they are classified historical monuments and are part of the "Cité des télécoms", a museum dedicated to telecommunications. The Pleumeur-Bodou site was chosen because of its clear horizon, the nature of its soil and the proximity of CNET (National Center for Telecommunications Studies) which was located in Lannion.

The oceanographic center of Brest

Océanopolis is an ocean discovery park and a Center for Scientific and Technical Culture of the Sea, located in Brest. The site belongs to Brest Métropole.
Océanopolis informs everyone so that they can understand the functioning of the oceans and measure the human impact on the different ecosystems. The close collaboration between Océanopolis teams and national and international structures related to the marine world, be they scientific, industrial or educational, regularly lead to the construction of joint projects and the emergence of an exhibition, an aquarium, a film, an educational workshop or an event of scientific culture.

Museum of the Indies Company of Lorient

The theme of the Museum of the Indies Company brings the visitor back to the history of the great trading companies of the 17th and 18th centuries. The museum contains objects relating to this period : Ship models, prints, old maps, Indo-European furniture, Chinese porcelain, Indian cotton. These objects came to us after long and perilous marine journeys, on the shores of Africa, East, Asia and America where counters were built.

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