Welcome to Université de Rennes 1

Université de Rennes 1 is amongst the twelve main universities in France. It is a multidisciplinary university, famous for its excellence and dynamic research

Inside the university library of the Centre campus © Gaëlle Le Page
  1. Université de Rennes 1
  2. Professor David Alis, President
  3. Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014 - 2020

Université de Rennes 1

Located in the centre of a city on a human scale, the university is only two hours away from Paris and one hour from prestigious sites such as Mont Saint-Michel or Saint-Malo. Building on our assets and committed to taking part in 21st-century innovation and knowledge, one of our top priorities is to create a vibrant international university.

The Université de Rennes 1 has four main research sectors, linked to four graduate schools: Mathematics and ICT (Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies), Life and Health Sciences, Material Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Faculty of Dentistry, Villejean campus

The ongoing development of international courses and scientific collaborations has enabled us to reach outstanding results.

On a teaching level, we offer degrees taught exclusively in English: 10 master's degrees, double degrees with international partners and off-campus training sessions.

Our scientific collaborations include 17 International Associated Laboratories (LIAs) and International Research Groups (GDRIs) in conjunction with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) or the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM).

Numerous incoming and outgoing students, lecturers and researchers from all over the world, in addition to our commitment to increase mobility for non-teaching staff, characterise the global network of Université de Rennes 1.

Research at Université de Rennes 1

We currently welcome over 3,191 international students (13% of the university’s student population) and every year, around 1,000 of our students undertake an outgoing study programme or work placement. As a result of our close and long-standing ties with a large number of foreign universities and membership in international networks, the internationalisation of teaching and research is continuously growing and strengthening.
Université de Rennes 1 represents 29,000 students, 3,700 employees, 32 research units associated with national research centres, a budget of €292.4 million and more than 250 PhD degrees awarded every year. Our overall goal is to provide researchers and students with a unique opportunity to interact with a broad and global network.
Join us for an intercultural experience at Université de Rennes 1!

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Professor David Alis, President

Elected in March 2016, Professor David Alis is the current president of Université de Rennes 1.

Professor David Alis, President
Professor David Alis was elected President of Université de Rennes 1 on 26 March 2016 after having been first vice-president of the governing board from 2008 until 2012, and in charge of human resources since 2012. Appointed at the IGR-IAE Graduate School of Management in Rennes in 1998, he became a professor in management in 2001 and was also appointed President of the IGR's Scientific Council from 2001 to 2004 and director of the school from 2004 to 2008.

David Alis holds a PhD degree and an agrégation in Management Sciences. He is a researcher at the Research Centre in Economics and Management (CREM, CNRS) focusing on the development of flexibility in organisations.

In addition to his presidency, David Alis participates in various councils: he is a board member of AGRH (a francophone network for human resources management) and a member of the French Society of Management. He is also involved as scientific committee member of scientific reviews, such as Personal Review, Finance-Contrôle-Stratégie (FCS) and Management et Avenir.

David Alis was awarded Knight of the Order of Academic Palms.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014 - 2020

By signing the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014 – 2020, Université de Rennes 1 confirms that participation in the Erasmus+ programme is part of its strategy for modernisation and internationalisation.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014 - 2020

What does an institution undertake when it signs the charter?

The institution undertakes to fully respect the principles of non-discrimination set out in the programme and ensure equal access and opportunities to participants from all backgrounds.

Satisfactorily completed periods of study and, where possible, traineeships should be fully recognised in terms of credits awarded (ECTS or compatible system), ensuring their inclusion in the final record of study achievements (diploma supplement or equivalent).

Incoming students should not be charged fees, in the case of credit mobility, for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities.

Participation in mobility activities.

Before mobility:

  • The course catalogue on the website should be published and regularly updated in advance of the mobility period, allowing students to make well informed choices about the courses they wish to follow.
  • Mobility should be carried out within the framework of prior agreements between institutions.
  • Outgoing students should be well prepared and have the required level of linguistic proficiency.
  • Mobility for education or training purposes should be based on a learning agreement for students and a mobility agreement for staff, validated in advance between both the home and host institutions and also the participants.
  • Incoming and outgoing participants should be helped to obtain visas and insurance, when required, whilst incoming participants should be helped to find accommodation.

During mobility:

  • Academic treatment and services for home students, staff and incoming students should be equal.
  • Incoming participants should be integrated into the institution’s everyday life.
  • Appropriate mentoring and support arrangements should be provided for participants.
  • Appropriate linguistic support should be provided to incoming participants.

After mobility:

  • All activities indicated in the learning agreement should count towards the degree, provided they have been satisfactorily completed.
  • Incoming students and their institutions should be provided with transcripts containing a full, accurate and timely record of their achievements at the end of their mobility period.
  • Participants should be given support for their reintegration and, upon their return, they should be given the opportunity to build on their experiences for the benefit of the institution and their peers.
  • Staff should be given recognition for the teaching and training activities undertaken during the mobility period.

Participation in European and International Cooperation projects.

  • Cooperation should lead to sustainable and balanced outcomes for all partners.
  • Staff and students participating in these activities should be provided with relevant support.
  • The results of the project should be exploited in a way that will maximise their impact on individuals and participating institutions and encourage peer learning with the wider academic community.
  • For the purposes of visibility, the Charter and the relevant Erasmus Policy Statement should be displayed prominently on the institution’s website and activities supported by the programme should be promoted consistently, along with their results.