Université de Rennes 1

Rennes, France
The University of Rennes 1 has been in existence since 1969, but its heritage stems back to the days of the Breton university founded in 1461. In Rennes, the University is split into three major campuses with all facilities. It also has several departments outside of Rennes, in Brittany.

About Université de Rennes 1

The University of Rennes 1 dates back to 1461, when the Duke of Brittany, François II, created the Breton university in Nantes. Over the centuries, the university moved to Rennes, with Nantes keeping some university departments. The official separation between Rennes and Nantes came in 1962, therefore creating the University of Nantes and the University of Rennes. The 1968 reform of higher education in France led to the creation of three new universities from the former University of Rennes: Universities of Rennes 1, Rennes 2 (Université de Haute-Bretagne, University of Upper Brittany) and Brest (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, University of Western Brittany).

More recently, in 1995, a new university was created in Lorient/Vannes: the Université de Bretagne Sud (University of Southern Brittany).


  • Libraries: SCD (Service commun de documentation)
  • Career guidance: SUIO (Service universitaire d'information et d'orientation)
  • Continuing education: SFC (Service de formation continue)
  • Language learning: SCELVA (Service commun d'études des langues vivantes appliquées)
  • Research promotion: SAIC (Service des affaires industrielles et commerciales)
  • Biological station: SBP (Station biologique de Paimpont)
  • Information technology: CRI (Centre de ressources informatiques)
  • Multimedia engineering and related services: CIRM (Centre d'ingénierie et de ressources multimédia)
  • Social welfare: ASUR (Action sociale de l'Université de Rennes 1)
  • Student medicine: SIMPPS (Service interuniversitaire de médecine préventive et de promotion de la santé)
  • Culture: Service culturel - Le Diapason
  • Sports: SIUAPS (Service interuniversitaire des activités physiques et sportives)

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