Université Rennes 2

Rennes 2 University is descended from the old Arts Faculty founded in Rennes in 1810. It is the largest teaching and research center for the arts and social sciences in the north-west of France.

Key figures

  • 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and PhD students
  • 2,200 students on continuing education courses
  • 80 Master's Degrees
  • 550 PhD students
  • 600 teaching and research staff
  • 19 research units
  • 3 campuses, including one in Saint-Brieuc

Teaching and Research Faculties (UFR)

  • fine arts, literature, communication
  • languages (21 modern languages)
  • human sciences
  • social sciences 
  • sports science

International relations

Rennes 2 University, with 21 modern languages taught at undergraduate and graduate level, is particularly proud of its international relations and has long-standing relationships with higher education institutions on all five continents. Every year, over 2,000 international students representing a hundred or so nationalities attend the university, which has a special French as a Foreign Language Department (CIREFE). In terms of outgoing students, Rennes 2 University sends some 400 students to study abroad each year.

Rennes 2 University International Relations Department

Rennes 2 University web site