Université de Bretagne Occidentale

4.1 out of 5 (28 ratings / 25 reviews) Brest, France
A public institution founded in 1971, UBO is a medium-sized university (around 23,000 students) offering a wide range of programmes in all fields. It is a member of the Université Bretagne Loire (UBL), a regional coordination structure for higher education.

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About

History

A public institution founded in 1971, UBO is a medium-sized university (around 18,000 students) offering a wide range of programs in all fields. It is a member of the Université Européenne de Bretagne (UEB), a regional coordination structure for higher education.

Education

French universities function via a system of collegiate administration. Each institution is led by a team of lecturer-researchers and overseen by a president, bringing together representatives from all affiliated faculties and institutes, as well as student-elected delegates. Universities are chiefly financed by the French government.

Research

French research is essentially academic in nature, encompassing the work of university laboratories and their partner organisations. UBO is home to 34 laboratories, some of which are supported by prestigious French research bodies, such as CNRS, INSERM, and IRD.

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University Ranking

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2021
933 -214
2020
719 34
2019
753
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Services

Housing services

Accommodation in Brest is varied and accessible and the cheapest cost of renting is one of the cheapest in the Grand Ouest region: the average price per m2 is €7.64, compared to €11.70 in the nearby cities of Rennes and Nantes, and over €25 in Paris!

Library services

The UBO libraries provide high quality information services to all students and staff. These services are constantly being developed to maintain the university’s learning, teaching and research activities.

Student Life

Campus life

Studying at UBO offers students a wide range of aquatic sports including  windsurfing, sailing, surfing, and kitesurfing. Stroll along the boardwalks at Moulin Blanc or the Château harbours, and soak up the maritime atmosphere. The inviting terraces of a variety of restaurants and cafes await you.At the weekend, the Rade de Brest sees the arrival of all kinds of sailboats, which you can admire from one of the many coastal trails that are particularly popular with hikers.

Student clubs

Brest Odontology Students Association: Our association has as main goal to distribute the very expensive material but necessary for the realization of the university course of the students in surgery - dental.

Kap 'Pathological anatomy and cytology: This association's mission is to bring together old and new students in order to share all professional experiences in the field of pathological anatomy and cytology.

Student Reviews

Small university for a peaceful experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Positive: diverse range of classes/a lot of independant contractors giving classes Negative: organisation skills/relevance of certain classes in certain programs

Short and meaningful
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Diversity and lot of activities to during after class

International vision of the economy
N/A N/A rated 4 out of 5 stars

My favorite thing about my study experience is that some of my courses are in English which give me an international vision. The courses are pretty general about economy and there is specialization in multiple fields as marketing, logistics, management...

Brest, Bretagne, France

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