Culture at the university is based on the action of the Cultural Department (Service Culturel), a dedicated facility - the Diapason -, on the active participation of members of the entire university community, and on a dynamic of networks and partnerships.
Meetings between artists and scientists (staff and students) are laboratories of ideas that allow the decompartmentalisation of specialities. They are a source of original university productions (theatre, exhibitions, etc.) which contribute to exchanges between science and society. They also encourage student participation.
Open to the city, the cultural action of the University of Rennes invites all audiences to discover its varied programme (live performances, cinema, conferences and debates, exhibitions, etc.), and encourages students, through support for the associative dynamic and a resolute policy of accessibility and mediation, to open up to the cultural offer of the agglomerations and to get involved.
The cultural service
The cultural service's mission is to implement a cultural and artistic policy, to facilitate students' access to culture and to promote scientific and technical culture to a wide audience.
Located in the heart of the Beaulieu campus, the performance hall of the University of Rennes hosts nearly 120 events each year. The Diapason also has exhibition spaces, a cafeteria, rehearsal rooms and sports facilities.
Artistic, scientific and technical heritage
The University of Rennes houses one of the most beautiful university collections in France, appreciated by visitors and known by French and international researchers.