The following are located on the central campus:
- Faculty of Law and Political Science
- Faculty of Economics
- IGR-IAE (Rennes Graduate School of Management)
- IPAG (Institut de Préparation à l'Administration Générale)
- Sciences Po Rennes
With more than 8,600 students enrolled (i.e. more than 38% of the total number of students at the university), the Central Campus is the main training site of the University of Rennes.
Most of the research units and joint university/CNRS research units (UMR) in the humanities and social sciences that are part of the University of Rennes are located on the central campus. Only the CAPHI research centre (Centre Atlantique de Philosophie) and the CReAAH research centre (for archaeology, archaeosciences and history) are housed on Beaulieu campus.
Student Information Points
Run by on-campus students who are trained and employed by the university, the Student Information Points (PIE) are the place to find practical information (CROUS, CAF, mutual insurance companies, STAR, etc.) and good deals (cultural, associative, sports or scientific events run by the University of Rennes or by associations). A place of conviviality and exchange between students, these information points also act as a relay between students and the university services.