Established in 1969, Université Rennes 2 (UR2) is the leading Human and Social Sciences university in western France. Its research policy is centered around the respect of humanist values and the support arts, languages and human sciences in the a time of technologic and social evolution.

Based on 21 research units, the main research areas are

  • Physical and social geography
  • Sport sciences
  • History
  • Art
  • Archaeology and Literature
  • Psychology
  • Area linguistics studies
  • Educational sciences
  • Socio-economics and sustainable development

Additionnaly to these research areas, UR2 also develop several transversal reflections, such as: body, gender and violence; culture of books; reflection on the value and impact of Humanities and Social Sciences; digital humanities.

7 000 researchers
First scientific publisher in France (Presses Universitaires de Rennes)



UR2 researchers mainly relate to the following RIS3 strategic innovation areas:

  • Health and welfare economics for a better quality of life,
  • The transversal axis around transitions


Start 2021/07/05 End 2022/01/01

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