With over 32,000 students and 38 research units, the University of Rouen Normandy (URN) plays a leading role in teaching and research in Normandy. We are involved in regional teaching and research clusters, and promote interregional research activities by developing nationally and internationally renowned scientific partnerships. We therefore partake in numerous international projects in partnership with over 40 countries.
As a multidisciplinary institution, URN is particularly devoted to making higher education accessible to all and fostering local economic and social development.
We have seven campuses in Normandy with a total of 12 faculties, institutes and schools.
Internationalisation as a cornerstone of our strategy
One of the University of Rouen Normandy’s key strategic choices has been to give our teaching and research activities an international reach. That is why our International Relations and Cooperation Office has begun work on drawing up and rolling out an internationalisation plan.
Closer to home
The Greater Rouen area is a great place to live, offering a wealth of heritage, culture and sports activities, as well as being a dynamic economic hub. Only an hour from the coast and an hour and a half from Paris by train, the University of Rouen Normandy is ideally situated. We are also expanding our reach at a regional level and making it easier for all students to get a higher education. Greater Rouen is home to more than 40,000 students every year, 32,000 of which are enrolled at the University of Rouen Normandy (URN). With a choice of 400 courses, we offer every student the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge and skills.
Enhancing the university’s appeal is at the heart of our policy and strategy. Focusing on our reach closer to home has been a driving force behind this. Beyond our higher education partners in Normandy, we are also busy building strong relationships with local actors.
The university is also fully committed to the regional restructuring of research activities by integrating the three specialised teaching and research centres of Normandy University into our strategy:
- Chemistry, Biology, Health
- Humanities, Culture, Societies
Materials, Energy, Digital, Environment
Research, which fosters knowledge, is one of the two main activities of URN. It goes hand-in-hand with teaching throughout students’ degree courses and contributes to the prestige of higher education and research institutions. Our partnership with the University Hospital Charles-Nicolle and our commitment to the Charles-Nicolle Foundation, which enables hospitals in Normandy to benefit from innovative equipment for healthcare research, is a perfect example.
Welcome to the University of Rouen Normandy!