A major research centre
Research at the University of Nantes drives innovation and is highly regarded nationally and internationally. Its excellent reputation is based on its research organization, including more space dedicated to research (+ 57% between 2010 and 2015) and its efforts to move ground-breaking discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. Highly invested in the region, the University is actively involved in building regional hubs and competitiveness clusters.
Vitality and quality of life
Spread over six campuses between Nantes, Saint Nazaire and La Roche sur Yon, the University of Nantes Saint-Nazaire enrols nearly 38,000 students, with an attractive and multidisciplinary offering. It offers a total of nearly 300 degrees and boasts a master-level success rate well above the national average (89.8% success in Master 2, versus 79% nationally).
Located in a beautiful natural setting on the edge of the Erdre River, the University is a strong focal point in a metropolitan area known for its vitality, culture, economic development and quality of life.
Grandes écoles and vocational schools
With 10 grandes écoles and vocational schools, including 5 engineering schools, the Nantes metro area boasts a diversified range of high-level educational and training programs.
The five engineering schools (Ecole des Mines, ONIRIS, Polytech'Nantes, Ecole Centrale and ICAM) offer general or specialized engineering degrees in computer science, mechanics and materials, agri-food and much more.
The Audencia Business School is the top ranked school by businesses when it comes to leadership training and regularly ranks among the top 10 worldwide (L’Express, Le Figaro Etudiant, Le Parisien).
The ESB School of Wood Science and Technology, the School of Design, the ESBANM School of Fine Arts , the ESAN School of Architecture and others round out the offering and generate creative friction.
The Bretagne Loire University
In January 2016, the University of Nantes and the engineering schools became part of the Bretagne Loire University with its 27 institutions, 160,000 students, 6,600 professors and 6,500 staff in the two administrative regions of Brittany and Pays de Loire, with the objective of developing the scientific and academic potential of the area nationally and internationally.
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