University of Nantes

Château Tertre, University of Nantes
Université de Nantes
University of Nantes
Established 1460
Type Public
Chancellor Bernard Dubreuil
President Yves Lecointe
Students 34 156 (2009-10)
Location Nantes, France
47°14′24″N 1°33′00″W / 47.240°N 1.55°W / 47.240; -1.55Coordinates: 47°14′24″N 1°33′00″W / 47.240°N 1.55°W / 47.240; -1.55

The University of Nantes (French: Université de Nantes) is a well-known French university, located in the city of Nantes. Currently, it is attended by approximately 34,000 students. 10% of them are international students coming from 110 countries.



The current University was founded in 1970 under the terms of the 1968 law which reformed French higher education. This newly established institution replaced the former University of Nantes which had been founded in the early 1960s. This itself was a re-establishment of the original University of Nantes which was established by papal bull in 1460 but was abolished during the French Revolution.

List of faculties and schools

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Law and Political Science
  • Department of History, Art History and Achaeology
  • Department of Humanities and Languages
  • Department of Languages - International Language Centre (CIL)
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Science and Technology of Physical Activities and Sports (STAPS)
  • Institute of Geography and Regional Planning of Université de Nantes (IGARUN)
  • Institute of Economics and Management - Institute of Business Administration (IEMN-IAE)
  • Institute for Research and Education in French as a Foreigh Language (IRFFLE)
  • Institute of Teacher Training (IUFM)
  • Institute of Preparation for General Administration (IPAG)
  • Observatory of Earth and Planetary Sciences (OSUNA)
  • Institute of Technology of Nantes
  • Institute of Technology of La Roche-sur-Yon
  • Institute of Technology of Saint-Nazaire
  • School of Engineering - École Polytechnique de Nantes

See also

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