General information

Pays de la Loire
EUC Number (Charta): 28186
Erasmus Code: F NANTES01
Université de Nantes was founded in 1460. It was closed down after the French Revolution in 1793, like other French universities, and was not reopened in 1808 by Napoleon. It finally reopened in 1962.

As a major centre for higher education and research in Western France, Université de Nantes is one of France’s top multidisciplinary universities with more than 30 000 students in the initial part of their higher education and 11,000 in continuous higher education.

Degrees, based upon the LMD European model (Licence, master, doctorate), are proposed in all areas of knowledge :
-letters, languages and communication
-law and political sciences, economic and managerial sciences
-sciences, health, technologies

The University has established relations with more than 360 higher education partners in Europe and around the world which facilitates student mobility.

Network memberships

Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
Conseil Européen pour les Langues (European Language Council) (CEL/ELC)
Deutsch-Französische Hochschule - Université Franco-Allemande (DFH-UFA)
European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)
European University Association (EUA)
International Association of Universities (IAU)
International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)
Réseau International Francophone des Etablissements de Formation de Formateurs (RIFEFF)


ranked 445 by Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (2009)
ranked 414 by Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities Top 500 (2008)

Faculties / Schools

ESPE (Ecole Supérieure du Professorat et de l'Education) (Teacher Training)
Faculté des Langues et Cultures Etrangères (Faculty of Languages and Foreign Culture)
IEMN - IAE (Institute of Management, business and management)
IGARUN (Géographie) (Faculty of Geography)
IRFFLE (Français Langue Etrangère) (Institute of french as second language)
IUT de La Roche-Sur-Yon (Technological Institute of La Roche-Sur-Yon)
IUT de Nantes (Technological Institute of Nantes)
IUT de Saint Nazaire (Technological Institute of Saint Nazaire)
Polytech'Nantes (School of Civil Engineering)
UFR de Sociologie (Faculty of Sociology)
UFR Droit et sciences politiques (Faculty of Law and political sciences)
UFR Histoire, Histoire de l'Art et Archéologie (Faculty of History, Art History and Archeology)
UFR Lettres et Langages (Faculty of French Literature)
UFR Médecine et techniques médicales (Faculty of Medical studies)
UFR Odontologie (Faculty of Dentistry)
UFR Psychologie (Faculty of Psychology)
UFR Sciences et techniques (Faculty of Science and technology)
UFR Sciences pharmaceutiques (Faculty of Pharmacy)
UFR STAPS (Sport) (Faculty of Sport and Sport Sciences)
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