As a major centre of higher education and research in Western France, the University of Nantes is one of the top French multidisciplinary universities. It is located in an attractive area boasting strong economic and demographic growth over the past two decades.

With campuses in Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and La Roche sur-Yon, nearly 90 % of the students study on the campus in Nantes, the 6th largest city in France, located on the Loire estuary some thirty miles from the Atlantic coast and two hours from Paris by train.