International Chairs

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The University of Rennes 2 has created two International Chair positions to welcome academics working within the fields of arts, literature, languages, human and social sciences and sports sciences.

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Welcoming International Researchers

These two positions offer researchers from around the world the opportunity to spend one to two months on our campus, located in picturesque Brittany (north-west France).

While here, the selected candidates will have full access to the university’s libraries and archives, the opportunity to build meaningful scientific and educational collaborations with our research centers and teaching departments, and will be able to present their scientific projects to our doctoral students and permanent research staff.

During their stay, the researchers will receive salaries based on that of the university’s professorial staff and will have the option of staying at the new Cité Internationale Paul Ricœur de Rennes, managed by the the CMI. 


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The Rennes International Mobility Centre (CMI) and Cité internationale Paul Ricoeur

The CMI is an important resource for international researchers and doctoral students looking to come to Rennes. Starting from prior to your entry to France, they provide services such as the filing of visa paperwork; assistance for families accompanying visiting researchers, personal assistance with administrative procedures upon arrival in Rennes; and help with language or intercultural difficulties. 

Also located at the CMI offices, in the heart of the city centre, is the Cité internationale Paul Ricoeur, which offers 79 accommodations for international researchers, a cafeteria and a sports complex. Contact the CMI ahead of your planned trip to find out more.


The International Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences

The International Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences position is open to researchers from all countries and academic fields. Applications should be jointly submitted by one of the research units financed by Rennes 2. Candidates to this position should therefore contact either the head of one of these research centers, or one of our academics directly, in order to define the application project together.

The Americas Chair

The Americas Chair position is open to all researchers residing in North, Central or South America and whose application is supported by one of the research partners of the Rennes Institut des Amériques, responsible for overseeing the supervision of this position. All academic fields of study undertaken by the university are eligible ; priority will be given to research units affiliated with the university. More information is available here