Université de Nantes offers programs in most fields of knowledge and academic paths giving access to the majority of degrees in higher education, in short or long programs :
Research is a major growth sector for Université de Nantes, with 75 accredited laboratories. As an innovative force, the University has research agreements with industry and shares its discoveries with the society at large.
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The Office of Student Life supports student initiatives and livens up campuses. Located in the "Pôle étudiant" right in the heart of the Tertre Campus, you will also find an information kiosk on each campus, where a student will inform you on the following services:
With seven locations, the library offers more than 500,000 books and nearly 8,000 periodical titles on paper and about 25,000 electronic and multimedia documents.
The library offers many services:
The Department of Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion (SUMPPS) offers free services : nursing, medical, gynaecological and social services, nutrition and relaxation herapy, smoking cessation, counselling and first aid training. Each new student receives a medical exam. This check-up is mandatory in the first year. The calendars are updated often so you can schedule an appointment.
In Nantes, the University is organized into four major campuses along the Erdre River, crossing the city from north to south to the Ile de Nantes on the Loire River.
The campuses are located in wooded areas and most are well served by public transportation. In Saint-Nazaire, the western part of the campus overlooks the Loire estuary and the Atlantic Ocean, while the La Roche-sur-Yon campus is located in a landscaped park.
The university sports department (SUAPS) offers a wide range of activities for everyone : water sports, well-being activities, dance, team sports, racket sports, combat sports, sailing and gliding, and also climbing, mountain bike, circus, gymnastic, hiking, Nordic walking...
Sports activities can be an integral part of your academic career or they can be complementary to your academic schedule. You may choose from a variety of levels and times. Activities take place on different sites of the university.