About the university:
The Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Rennes (or "Rennes Institute of Political Studies") also known as Sciences Po Rennes, was established in 1991 in Brittany's regional capital, Rennes. The institute is modeled on the former Paris "École Libre des Sciences Politiques" (ELSP). Like the other Institutes d'Etudes Politiques in France (Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Paris, Strasbourg and Toulouse.), Sciences Po Rennes is a member of the "Grandes Écoles" group of higher education schools of academic excellence and great renown. Sciences Po Rennes's academic focus spans not only the political and economic sciences, but also law, communications, finance, business, urban policy, management, and journalism. The school deliver a generalist program centred on political sciences, history, sociology, economics and management studies. The curriculum is meant to give students a strong knowledge in different social and economic sciences fields and working methods that enable them to be flexible and adapt themselves no matter what field they decide to work in. Students are taught at least two foreign languages and must spend one year abroad in order to achieve progress in their second tongue. In addition to academics, Sciences Po's curriculum incorporates more practice-oriented skills like teamwork, effective oral communication and presentation skills, and nurturing leadership potential.
Economics, Law and Management
Engineering, Physics and Chemistry
Life Sciences and Health
Mathematics and Computer Science
Earth Sciences and Environment
Journalism and communication
Sciences Po Rennes currently offers a 5-year-long programme (with a three-year-long undergraduate programme and a two-year graduate programme in line with the Bologna Process) and delivers its main diploma equivalent to a master's degree. Sciences Po Rennes has more than 100 exchange-agreements with universities throughout the world according partnerships with Queen Mary University of London, Free University of Berlin or Boston University. Student selection is based on a competitive written examination at the end of secondary school (acceptance/selection rate is currently around 8-10%).
Research performed at Université de Rennes 1 is renowned on both a national and international level in a variety of fields. To name but a few, its Mathematics and Chemistry departments are among the top 150+ and 200+, respectively, in Shanghai’s ranking, while Earth sciences appear in the 200+ in QS ranking. Nearly all of its 1600 faculties and scientists, along with ca. 1100 PhD students, are gathered in 32 research units/laboratories co-labelled by prestigious national research bodies (CNRS, Inserm, Inria, INRA).
Research from the University:
-The policy of Université de Rennes 1 is to conduct excellent fundamental and disciplinary research of scientific and technological relevance by promoting the emergence of highly innovative and risky projects and providing modern facilities and fostering transdisciplinary research to address major current and future societal issues.
-Mathematics & Science, Information and Communication Technologies, with special emphasis on Numerical analysis & Cryptology, Cybersecurity, Big Data, Electronics, Photonics.
-Material Sciences with special emphasis on Inorganic glasses, Green chemistry, Materials and Sustainable development.
Life and Environmental Sciences with special emphasis on Cancer, Technologies for health, Environment-Nutrition-Health continuum, Complex environmental systems, Dynamics of landscapes.
-Humanities and Social Sciences with special emphasis on European law, Law & Environment, Public economy, European integrations, Digital society.
-Much of the research at Université de Rennes 1 is conducted in close collaboration with major industrial companies and international groups. Some of these partnerships take place formally within the 5 joint industry-university laboratories and 18 International Research Laboratories under the umbrella of the CNRS and Inserm.