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Nantes Université’ Foundation

An evolving university that benefits to everyone : a foundation that serves its university

Nantes Université’ Foundation brings together a community committed to the university’s transformation. It protects the values of transmission and shared knowledge for the benefit of future generations.


Created in 2011, the Nantes Université’ Foundation aims to contribute directly or indirectly to the development and promotion of the Nantes Université. The Foundation supports the "transformation" of the university. It heads up and develops a community of donors and major sponsors who share the values of Nantes Université.
Centred on its humanist values, the university launches its campaign: Humanisme2.UN, digital technology serving human values.

The campaign is based on five themes:

  • Healthcare of the future
  • Smart city
  • Shared knowledge
  • Factory of the future
  • Connected citizens

The founding missions of Nantes Université' Foundation

The Foundation relies on corporate philanthropy and private donations. By providing tax advantages, it helps to achieve iconic projects and supports the founding missions of the Nantes Université to:

  • Support and promote innovation and research;
  • Support the development of partnerships or collaborations in France and abroad;
  • Contribute to the training of students; improve their quality of life and the services provided to them;
  • Encourage and support entrepreneurship;
  • Promote the degrees awarded by Nantes Université, create and develop the network of friends and alumni of the Nantes Université, support the employability of graduates;
  • Promote the dissemination of knowledge;
  • Contribute to the enhancement of scientific, cultural and real estate assets of Nantes Université.
Mis à jour le 13 December 2023.