Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO) is a public institution that was established in 1971. It is a medium-sized university and a member of the Université Bretagne Loire (UBL). The school is based in Brittany, on the north-western coast. It has 3 campuses, the main site is in Brest and the other 2 are in Quimper and Morlaix. Brest is known for it being one of the world’s marine science capitals. Around 60% of French marine researcher made it their home. At UBO, there are four departments- students can choose to study towards degrees in Marine Sciences; in Health, Agrifood and Materials; in Maths-ICT; as well as Humanities and Social Sciences. 20 000 students are enrolled in programmes at UBO (8.5% are international students). 330 students take part in the international mobility programme. The university offers students the opportunity to travel abroad for internships. On average, 570 students undertake an internship (per year) in one of UBO’s partners in 60 countries. UBO provides students with the option of studying at a Bachelor and Master level (131 specializations), and even offers 42 professional degrees, 16 technological degrees and 24 joint degrees with other universities. In 2016, 2242 employees worked for Université de Bretagne Occidentale. .
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