University of Nantes

An exceptional place to study and live
37 000 students over 140 countries | Nantes Université is organized into 6 campuses located in wooded areas and most are well served by public transportation
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Looking for a change of scenery ?
Looking for a change of scenery ?
Nantes Université is just 2 hours from Paris !
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Feel welcome
Feel welcome
A welcome desk for international students and a single centralised place which welcomes overseas researchers arriving in Nantes
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A major research center in Western France
A major research center in Western France
Research is a major growth sector for Nantes Université, with 44 accredited laboratories
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An exceptional place to study and live

Key figures

  • 4210
    International students
  • 460
    partners over 5 continents
  • 50
    sport activities

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Apply to the 2022 MSCA postdoctoral fellowship springboard at Nantes Université

You are a postdoctoral researcher, and would like to expand your experience with a stay in a French research group ? You are ready for a new challenge and an international career? You would like to broaden your network and mature as an independent researcher ? Then the Marie Sklodowska Curie Action (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF) from the Horizon Europe programme is made for you !

Times Higher Education 2022: Nantes Université maintains its position in global social and economic impact ranking

In 2022, Nantes Université maintains its position in the top 5 of French universities with an overall score of 73.5/100, placing 46th worldwilde for its contribution to SDG4 : access to education for all.

The University is committed to HRS4R certification

By engaging in this labelling process, the Nantes Université is committing to the improvement of recruitment practices and the provision of the best working conditions possible for their research personnel.

University of Nantes becomes “Nantes Université”

On 1 January 2022, a new public higher education and research institution was created: Nantes Université. Nantes Université proposes a university model that is unique in France by uniting a university, a university hospital, a technological research institute, a national research organisation and three schools .

EUniWell : a short video to support the UK based universities in european alliances

Students from across European University Networks have joined together to highlight an important cause ahead of the European Commission’s launch of the next Erasmus+ funding programme for the European Universities Initiative.

50 actions in favor of gender equality at the Nantes Université

The Nantes Université has adopted a plan of 50 priority actions to integrate gender equality and the fight against discrimination in all aspects of its operations.

Learn French in Nantes : Full-time semester courses

Registrations for our Full-time semester courses beginning in January 2020 are still open online until December, 18. Students will prepare the Diplome Universitaire d'études françaises (DUEF).

A research program studies the "European Qur’an"

The launch event for the ERC Synergy project “The European Qur’an”, held in Naples (Italy) on October, 16-18, 2019, brought together an international team of researchers working on the European Qur’an and related topics. The four principal investigators presented their program to the members of the EuQu advisory board and other invited scholars.

Committed to combatting harassment and bullying in all its forms

Nantes Université has adopted a comprehensive approach for preventing and combatting sexual harassment, moral or psychological bullying, sexism and discrimination.

Floating wind turbines: successful French-American Innovation Days co-organized in Boston by IUML

Discussing the key issues on floating wind turbines for 2030, the development of technology and its acceptability, and preparing for the future in order to develop near-term collaborations between the United States and France were just some of subjects on the agenda at the French-American Innovation Days in Boston on 18 and 19 March 2019, on the theme of “Floating Offshore wind Energy Technology”.

InSight : Nantes researchers take a closer look at Mars

Seven professors and researchers from the Nantes Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique are contributing to InSight, a new space mission to Mars led by the American space agency NASA. InSight took off from California on 5 May 2018 and landed on Mars on 26 November 2018, for a nominal term of 2 years.

Climate change : a growing threat to oysters

A team of researchers from Nantes Université have studied the mortality of oysters, the “sentinels of the sea”, on the French Atlantic coast in relation to climate variations. The researchers estimate that by 2035 oyster mortality risk will be equivalent to the worst episodes of mortality observed over the past 20 years.

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Carine Bernault

President of Nantes Université

Our melting pot, our diversity make Nantes Université a vibrant place, both welcoming and creative. It is a university where movement is a visible and stimulating reality.

Isabelle Richard

Vice-President for European Affairs and International Relations

In the last 50 years, Nantes Université has taken training and research to the highest level and, in 2015 took a spot in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking. Nantes Université is ranked among the top 25 French universities.

Olivier Grasset

Vice-President for Research
Nantes Université actively contributes to the innovation of the socioeconomic make-up through its researchers, its laboratories, its equipment and state-of-the-art technological platforms,