Research at UBO is organized in four research axes: Sea, Social sciences and Humanities, Digital Sciences and Mathematics, Health and agro-material. UBO is also involved on the international level, such as European collaborations. It has been involved in more than 17 H2020 projects over the last 5 years. It is part of the European University SEA-EU. UBO is finally working closely together with the non-academic sector, NGO’s, large companies and local authorities.


1300 researchers
34 research units

Dedicated technical facilities allow researchers to conduct top-level projects in various domains:

  • Materials characterization (scanning and transmission electron microscopes, atomic force microscope, confocal microscope, diffraction ray spectrometer, fluorescence and bioluminescence microscopes)
  • Performance engineering (network analyzers, dynamic mechanical thermal analysis and rheology)
  • Chemistry (nuclear magnetic resonance)
  • Biotechnology services (tissue culture, protein chemistry, and computational analysis of biological data)
  • Genomic facility (high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing, microarray analysis (Affymetrix) protein analysis, multiple flow cytometry instruments, bioinformatics)
  • Animal resources
  • High performance computing and body imaging (positron emission tomography)
  • Oceanographic spectrometry and data computing for marine science
  • Researchers benefit from a stimulating research environment and high quality of life in UBO campuses in Brest and Quimper.



UBO’s research domains fall under the following strategic innovation areas:

  • Maritime Economy for blue growth
  • Health and welfare economics for a better quality of life
  • Secure and responsible digital economy


The next call will open soon
Start 2021/07/05 End 2021/12/01

Interested by one of the BIENVENÜE fellowships? Look further at the eligibility conditions, the programme content, the financial support and how to apply in the dedicated section.