University of Rennes 1
University of Rennes 1 (UR1) is internationally acknowledged as one of the top scientific universities in France. Research at UR1 is organized along four major domains, corresponding to four graduate schools: Mathematics & ICT, Life Sciences, Materials Science, and Humanities & Social Sciences. UR1 includes 29,000 students, 3,700 staff members, 22 joint research units associated with national research centers (e.g. Inria, INSERM, CNRS, INRA) and awards over 250 PhD degrees every year.
Inside UR1, Géosciences Rennes is a Joint research unit supported by the French National Research Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and UR1 (60 full-time researchers). Géosciences Rennes is internationally renowned in several domains through field experimental and numerical modelling approaches. It hosts ~10 foreign researchers/year, and publish ~ 160 papers/year. It received top marks during the 2016 evaluation, and several national and international awards.