Created in 1966, INSA Rennes is a member of the INSA Group, the leading French network of state graduate and post graduate engineering schools, composed of 6 schools in France, 7 partner schools and 1 international INSA in Morocco.
Research and innovation are the key elements of INSA training, which benefits from the expertise of its 130 professors and lecturers . With six laboratories of international renown, three technological platforms and numerous industrial partners, INSA Rennes stands out for two poles of excellence: Information &Communication Science &Technologies / Materials, Structures & Mechanics.
With almost 2 000 students, INSA Rennes is a prestigious “Grande Ecole”, a graduate and post graduate school of sensible proportions. INSA Rennes delivers high level scientific training conforming to the highest official European standards: Masters in engineering / Masters by research / Doctorates (PhD).
Recognized for the excellence of their scientific training, French state “Grandes Ecoles d’ingénieurs” have very selective recruitment, based on the academic performance of the students. Only the best students are accepted by INSA Rennes (1 in 7 candidates is admitted into the first year), on the basis of their dossier and interview. Subsidized by the state, INSA engineer training is accessible to students from all social backgrounds.
Engineer training, being both scientific and technical, favors teamwork and a high employment rate through practical sessions, industrial projects and internships in companies, in France and abroad (11 months possible over the 5 years of study). INSA Rennes engineers have great employment potential, finding their first job within 1.2 months on average (2014 graduates). 50% of the students are even recruited before graduating.
There is an association focused on welcoming international students, the BEAR.
The alumni network is INSA Rennes Alumni.