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University of Reunion

La Reunion

Education organisation

Research centers or research group

The University of Reunion Island is a French higher education and research establishment at the heart of the Indian Ocean, in one of Europe’s Outermost Regions. Its unusual geostrategic position, shows that it is the only European university in this part of the world.
Each year, the university welcomes more than 15,000 students in buildings of over 100.000 m2 in Saint-Denis (Le Moufia, La Victoire, the University Technology Park and Bellepierre), as well as in sites in Le Tampon and Saint-Pierre (technology institute and university hospital training centre).
With its educational and research activities, international profile and student life, the University of Réunion Island has numerous advantages to fully perform its role as an interface between Europe and the Indian Ocean.
The university has over 80 graduate and postgraduate degrees in a wide range of high quality full-time and vocational courses :

  • Our Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees meet European standards and are split into four main groups :
    -Arts, Literature and Languages
    -Law, Economics, Management
    -Humanities and Social Sciences
    -Sciences, Technologies, Health
  • Vocational training (vocational degrees, technology degrees, etc.)
  • Engineering diplomas

Research work underpins the quality of education. Research is conducted at the University’s 21 laboratories and based on three federations, reflecting Reunion’s potential as a subject for study.

Contact

Frédéric MIRANVILLE  | President
15 Avenue René Cassin - CS 92003 97744 Saint-Denis Cedex 9 LA RÉUNION
  • Research domains

    This immense potential has given rise to three major research topics :

    • Topic 1 : OBSERVATORY OF INDIAN OCEAN SOCIETIES
      A group of research units entitled by the University of Reunion Island in Literature, Human and Social Sciences to study societies’ knowledge in the Indian Ocean.

    Aims : To establish a Human and Social Sciences observatory for Indian Ocean societies, to help apply and share research findings in the sector, as well as retrace changes in these societies and the links within and outside the region.

    • Topic 2 : OBSERVATION OF NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS AND GLOBAL
      CHANGES
      A group of four university research units, from the CNRS, CIRAD, the IRD, IPGP and Météo France, dedicated to the observation, dynamics and evolution of natural environments.

    Aims : To expand the monitoring and analysis capacities of natural areas, and to develop information technologies and mathematical tools for environmental studies in order to better inform public authorities.

    • Topic 3 : BIOSECURITY IN TROPICAL ENVIRONMENTS
      A grouping of authorised research units from the University of Reunion Island, CIRAD, IRD, CNRS and Inserm are studying biodiversity and the environment in relation to
      human, animal and plant health, agr-production and the bioeconomy.

    Goals : To promote exchange and cooperation between all researchers working on the subject of biodiversity and to act as a springboard for French and European funding
    requests, with co-funding from local authorities.

  • Main research facilities

    The University of Reunion Island has established outstanding facilities with its partners to develop research projects such as :

    • An Observatory for Astrophysical Science with a range of international-standard equipment to combat climate change (in collaboration with the CNRS)
    • The SEAS OI unit for satellite-assisted environmental monitoring, specialising in remote sensing and geomatics (jointly with Reunion Regional Council, the French governent and the IRD)
    • The CYROI platform to develop technical support services for researchers in microbiology, virology, biochemistry, lab animals, analytical chemistry (in collaboration with the University Hospital)
    • The Scientific Supercomputing Development Centre, combining a range of resources (human, material and software) for high-performance computing

    Lastly, the University has a support service, the Research Centre, to promote the development of research. It produces and manages research budgets, supports the three
    research federations, administers research bodies, assists researchers to develop research projects and promotes and develops the national strategy for scientific, technical and industrial problematic with a group of engineers at its disposal.

    In 2013, the University of Reunion Island created a «Europe office» within in the Research Centre to link researchers to the major European research institutions by developing
    Horizon 2020 projects.

  • Main scientific collaborations

    The University of Reunion Island has forged a wide range of partnerships at local, regional, national, European and international levels.
    These cover various levels and focus on training tasks, especially vocational training, research, development and innovation.

    The University of Reunion Island creates close ties with public sector bodies (Reunion Regional CouncilNexadevolved government departmentsCAF (family allowance service), etc.), private sector associations and professional organisations.

    In terms of research and innovation, the University of Reunion Island has established successful partnerships with national organisations working, or represented, on the island (CIRAD IRD IFREMER CNRS INSERM IPGP Météo France and other French universities), as well as specialised private bodies, such as QUALITROPIC, Témergie and the Reunion Technopole science park association, etc.

    The University of Reunion Island has signed numerous international partnership agreements with foreign universities, having student and researcher exchange schemes with Madagascar, Mauritius, South Africa, Australia, India, China and Quebec, etc.

This immense potential has given rise to three major research topics :

  • Topic 1 : OBSERVATORY OF INDIAN OCEAN SOCIETIES
    A group of research units entitled by the University of Reunion Island in Literature, Human and Social Sciences to study societies’ knowledge in the Indian Ocean.

Aims : To establish a Human and Social Sciences observatory for Indian Ocean societies, to help apply and share research findings in the sector, as well as retrace changes in these societies and the links within and outside the region.

  • Topic 2 : OBSERVATION OF NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS AND GLOBAL
    CHANGES
    A group of four university research units, from the CNRS, CIRAD, the IRD, IPGP and Météo France, dedicated to the observation, dynamics and evolution of natural environments.

Aims : To expand the monitoring and analysis capacities of natural areas, and to develop information technologies and mathematical tools for environmental studies in order to better inform public authorities.

  • Topic 3 : BIOSECURITY IN TROPICAL ENVIRONMENTS
    A grouping of authorised research units from the University of Reunion Island, CIRAD, IRD, CNRS and Inserm are studying biodiversity and the environment in relation to
    human, animal and plant health, agr-production and the bioeconomy.

Goals : To promote exchange and cooperation between all researchers working on the subject of biodiversity and to act as a springboard for French and European funding
requests, with co-funding from local authorities.

The University of Reunion Island has established outstanding facilities with its partners to develop research projects such as :

  • An Observatory for Astrophysical Science with a range of international-standard equipment to combat climate change (in collaboration with the CNRS)
  • The SEAS OI unit for satellite-assisted environmental monitoring, specialising in remote sensing and geomatics (jointly with Reunion Regional Council, the French governent and the IRD)
  • The CYROI platform to develop technical support services for researchers in microbiology, virology, biochemistry, lab animals, analytical chemistry (in collaboration with the University Hospital)
  • The Scientific Supercomputing Development Centre, combining a range of resources (human, material and software) for high-performance computing

Lastly, the University has a support service, the Research Centre, to promote the development of research. It produces and manages research budgets, supports the three
research federations, administers research bodies, assists researchers to develop research projects and promotes and develops the national strategy for scientific, technical and industrial problematic with a group of engineers at its disposal.

In 2013, the University of Reunion Island created a «Europe office» within in the Research Centre to link researchers to the major European research institutions by developing
Horizon 2020 projects.

The University of Reunion Island has forged a wide range of partnerships at local, regional, national, European and international levels.
These cover various levels and focus on training tasks, especially vocational training, research, development and innovation.

The University of Reunion Island creates close ties with public sector bodies (Reunion Regional CouncilNexadevolved government departmentsCAF (family allowance service), etc.), private sector associations and professional organisations.

In terms of research and innovation, the University of Reunion Island has established successful partnerships with national organisations working, or represented, on the island (CIRAD IRD IFREMER CNRS INSERM IPGP Météo France and other French universities), as well as specialised private bodies, such as QUALITROPIC, Témergie and the Reunion Technopole science park association, etc.

The University of Reunion Island has signed numerous international partnership agreements with foreign universities, having student and researcher exchange schemes with Madagascar, Mauritius, South Africa, Australia, India, China and Quebec, etc.

15000
Students
1100
staff
400
researchers and lecturer-researchers
40
PhD students per year