Education and Research projects
In line with our strategy for internationalization, at Rennes 2, our teachers and researchers are involved in a number of important European and global projects. This list is currently being updated but check back soon for more information!
Rennes 2 Led European Projects with Partners
In the current context of increased migration, FFL (French as a Foreign Language) teachers are urged to take the reality of these societal transformations into account in order to fully participate in the construction of an inclusive and pluralistic society. Rennes 2 and LIDILE's DECLAME'FLE transnational European cooperation project, seeks to meet the challenge of intercultural dialogue by drawing on contemporary literature on migration and exile (French acronym: LIME) and to offer new open educational resources to teachers of French as a foreign language in initial or continuing education. This project is being led by Elisabeth Richard, the Project Coordinator, and Dolly Ramela, the Educational Engineer of the project.
Rennes 2 University has joined forces with 6 other European higher education institutions to create eMERGE, a Rennes 2-led consortium which seeks to connect and transform our individual educational and research-based programs for the benefit of our students, researchers and local communities.
Combined, our seven institutions have over 105,000 students. While we each have varying cultures, languages and educational programs, our aim is to build a new long-term joint strategy with a bottom-up approach which will impact and support all of our areas of activities, from teaching and learning to research and innovation, whilst encouraging new forms of student and staff mobility. In short, we aim to create systemic changes in how we cooperate and operate to the benefit of our communities and local stakeholders.
Youth with autism spectrum disorders have great difficulty integrating into both social and academic activities. The inclusion process that professionals in all countries implement is based on general protocols. Based on the experience of the institutions in our network as well as the families, we have implemented a practice that supports the specificities of each young person, taking into account their own interests. It is a work that requires the sharing of knowledge in order to constitute each time a useful know-how for the integration of young people. This orientation, which is a little more complex to implement, proves to be more interesting for young people and more efficient for social action and learning opportunities.
The project aims to share these experiences between the European partners and the families in order to present this experience to the greatest number of school actors and to confront it with the experiences in the field.
ARGOS is a European research-creation programme (Europe Creative, 2018-2021) which aims to create an observatory of the creative processes in the field of performing arts. Founded by a consortium of five European universities (the University of Rennes 2, the University of the Peloponnese, the University of Lisbon-FLUL, the University of Antwerp, the University of Lille), ARGOS focuses on the observation of creative processes in artistic and cultural institutions or districts: Teatro O Bando (Portugal), Societas (Italy), Théâtre National de Bretagne (France), Au bout du plongeoir (France), as well as Moussem and HammanaArtist House (Belgium and Lebanon). The aim of this programme is to create polyphonic narratives based on the analysis of creative processes in the performing arts and to share them with civil society.
ManaGlobal is an innovative research project (RISE) funded by the European Union that seeks to explore with evidence the type of management approaches that are practiced in selected African and Arab countries.
ManaGlobal will explain how companies, subsidiaries, and enterprises become profitable and grow in emerging countries in order to highlight the gap between globalized norms and standards of management and the ordinary ways of locally doing business. The project will show how hybrid and innovative forms of private companies’ government can be shaped by the mobility of people, capital, goods and knowledge.
The EU-funded SandMan project will research the material culture of archaic societies lacking conventional forms of writing, between the end of the Iron Age and the Archaic Period (mid-7th/mid-5th cent. BC). The project will focus on the means of communication between the communities of southern Italy, through semiotic, archaeometric and typological approaches. SandMan will carry out a comprehensive and innovative study of the ceramics, to understand their symbolic ‘lexicon’ and their role in gender identification and communication.
Projects in which Rennes 2 is a partnering institution
BIENVENÜE is one of the most important European projects supported by the region of Brittany and to which Rennes 2 University is a partner. With a funding of €5.5M, the project foresees the recruitment of 75 postdoctoral fellows in 8 higher education and research institutions in the region.
This project involves 28 partners who together will work to demonstrate that all territories can implement 'nature-based climate change adaptation solutions' (NBCCAS).
NBCCAS are defined as "actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems to directly address societal challenges, including adaptation to climate change, in an effective and adaptive manner, while ensuring human well-being and generating benefits for biodiversity".
ECHOES addresses a pressing dilemma at the heart of contemporary Europe: the fact that while the history of empires and colonialism undoubtedly constitutes a shared European past, this past remains strangely silent in official narratives about Europe’s ‘heritage’.