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.
189 diplomas based on the European model (Bachelor's-Master's-PhD)
18 centres for undergraduate education and research including:
French research is essentially academic in nature, encompassing the work of university laboratories and their partner organizations. UBO is home to 37 laboratories, some of which are supported by prestigious French research bodies, such as CNRS, INSERM, and IRD.There are four principal areas of research at UBO :
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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!
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.
The Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO) is in Brittany, on the north-western coast of France. It is a multicampus university, with the main site in Brest and satellite campuses in Quimper and Morlaix. Brest is an hour from Paris by air, or four hours by train.
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Great overall, some professors lacks in course structure.
As a city, if you're one to like less populated and not central cities, i'd always recommend it. The university is open to internationals and provide lots of services for them. They lack some specific erasmus management(no ways to know about courses programs before actually joining them, examination calendarisation) and at a local level they're sometimes confusing. I had...
My university is for me the best of the region, i improved my foreign languages and i find one degree adapted. Applied foreign languages is between economic and foreign languages, two passions that i like. They give also the opportunity to begin an erasmus program, this is why i did one for the first semester of my 3rd year.