This university is based on research activities that fall within one of the priorities of the institution: Science of Matter, Information and Communication. It has ten laboratories which are divided into nine different departments: Biology, Chemistry, Electronics, Geoarchitecture, IT, Languages, Mathematics, Physics and Earth and Environment.
Each year, about 2,500 students take courses offered in the field of education "Science, Technology and Health." The training program covers all levels of higher education: Bachelor, Master and PhD. Furthermore doctorate level is associated with the "Health, Information, Communication, Mathematics and Material" graduate school (SICMA) which is one of the largest graduate schools in Brittany. It represents 400 doctoral students, 600 researchers, 29 laboratories across several institutions.
The UFR Sc Techniques offers vocational training courses at bachelor and master level, with periods of mandatory or recommended course, performing in a company or research laboratory. It also participates in weekly trades organized by UTLN, during which a day is devoted to scientific professions in the form of mini-conferences. This provides an opportunity for students to interact with professionals.
Six research laboratories are directly related to the UFR Sc Techniques. Students can continue their studies in scientific research, in order to obtain a doctorate. The research masters are also thought in terms of international relations with other European universities and institutes or outside Europe. These devices allow the student to follow all or part of their studies abroad.