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.



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.


Université de Rennes 1 has four main research sectors, linked to four graduate schools:

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

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)