A center of excellence with international renownResearch

The Université du Maine has at its disposal diverse and high-quality research laboratories which address issues concerning today’s society. A large number of them are associated with the CNRS (The National Center for Scientific Research) and are known both nationally and internationally.

The principal missions of the establishment are : the search for new knowledge, training by and for research, and the promotion of scientific knowledge for primary and secondary schools, and for the general public. Therefore, close attention is paid to the development of strong and coherent research teams in the proposed academic fields.

Thanks to these assets, the University’s continuing dynamism has been renowned for many years: 40 annual doctoral theses are presented by future members of the framework of industry and the academic research world.  The Université du Maine participates in numerous national and European programs, collaboration with French and foreign universities, partners with and known to actors in the ever increasingly global local, regional, national and international socio-economic world.

The Université du Maine is at the peak of innovation in the following flagship fields :

4 centers of excellence including 4 Mixed Research Units * :

  • Acoustics
  • Molecules and Materials
  • Computer Science
  • Humanities and Social Science (geography, history, Economics)

6 Developing areas :

  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Geology
  • Physical Education, Educational science
  • Literature and Languages
  • Law and Administration
  • 5 research Federations

* Partner programs between universities and research institutes

Reinforcing our image :

In an evolving national and international environment, the University is developing partnerships in order to increase its acclaim and the quality of its of research. To reach this goal, the University relies on many major existing and developing entities.


Vice-Presidente of International Relations

Catherine PAINEAU
Head of Administration

Phone :
(33) (0)2 43 83 30 05

ri@univ-lemans.fr (ri @ univ-lemans.fr)