UEB C@mpus: a regional digital campus open to the world

The UEB C@mpus project was selected by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research following the call for projects for Operation Campus in 2008.

It is a digital campus which links up the 4 universities and 19 grandes écoles and research centres in Brittany which are members of the UEB.

Consult the UEB C@mpus website

This digital connection between all of Brittany's higher education and research sites will result in the development of a real multipoint digital campus, joining together a potential 72,000 students and 6,000 lecturer/researchers, engineers, and administrative staff.

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Connecting the UEB community with the world

A multi-site higher education and research campus with high international visibility

The UEB is counting on digital technology to accelerate the development of its scientific and educational potential and its openness to the world.

UEBC@mpus is 28 institutions which have got together to create a digital campus to facilitate e-learning and networked research.

UEBC@mpus has been developed for the whole of the academic community, and heralds a new way of communicating and working together.

38 sites served by a collaborative communication infrastructure.

Offering innovative digital services to the UEB community.

Easy access and easy-to-use services which have been designed for user independence.

  • Exchanging ideas
  • Arranging meetings
  • Giving courses

Our services:

  • online booking, telepresence room, teleseminars and teletutorials, multimedia-equipped lecture theatre
  • multipoint videoconferencing
    • automatic data acquisition
    • indexing of recorded resources
    • collaborative work platform
    • user assistance
  • Digital resources: e-learning, e-portfolios, and e-documentation for use by students and lecturer/researchers.
  • Teleteaching and telecommunication covering the whole of Brittany.


  • About 40 teaching rooms and lecture theatres equipped for interactive distance learning courses
  • Enhancing the offer of courses
  • Sharing and pooling of courses and teaching, as well as graduate employment programmes
  • Facilitating cooperation between multisite doctoral schools
  • 15 multimedia-equipped ('smart') seminar rooms
  • 22 multimedia-equipped ('smart') lecture theatres

Research and governance

  • About 20 locations equipped for effective collaboration
  • Enhancing the synergy between laboratories, research platforms, and the academic and industrial worlds
  • Facilitating inter-institutional governance
  • 21 rooms for collaborative work
  • 2 seminar and lecture rooms

A globally-connected campus to develop international partnerships

  • VDSL network
  • Enhancing and developing international relationships with universities outside France
  • Recruitment and PhD oral examinations (viva/thesis defence) with international interviewers and examiners
  • E-learning
  • Collaborative work
  • Broadcast of lectures

A saving of time and a reduction of the ecological footprint

  • Travel time between the campuses of Brest and Rennes:
  • 3 hours by car
  • 2 hours 20 minutes by train
  • No time at all with UEBC@mpus
  • Amount of CO2 emissions for each journey
  • 64 kg for the 240-km journey between Rennes and Brest
  • 0g with UEBC@mpus

4 buildings constructed in accordance with HQE (Haut Qualité Environnementale - High Environmental Quality) certification

Digital tools for new services and more collaborative uses

The use of digital techniques and technology facilitates the immediate and long-term development of innovative collaborative working practices within the UEB; collaborative practices in real or non-real time of working groups unaffected by the geographical distances which separate the different laboratories, teaching teams, and students.

High-definition videoconferencing rooms with sound surround, telepresence rooms, multimedia-equipped lecture theatres, videowalls, and tools for the acquisition, archiving, and processing of data will be just some of the facilities and equipment to be used.

New services with digital work environments or new-generation virtual offices will be available for all users.

These digital spaces are also intended for the hosting of activities relating to the training of trainers, research on the uses of digital technology, and joint research with businesses.

4 new constructions

2 in Brest (Bougen Campus and the Technopôle Brest-Iroise) and 2 in Rennes (Beaulieu and Villejean Campuses).

And 4 extensions:

Ker Lann Campus, Rennes; Tohannic Campus, Vannes; Lorient science campus; Brest health campus.
These state-of-the-art and HQE-certified buildings will house a collection of high-tech facilities and services, as well as being places where public and private actors can meet and exchange ideas.

An investment of over €60 million

The Ministry of Higher Education and Research has awarded funding of €30 million for the construction of these 4 buildings, which will be built by a public-private partnership.

The Région Bretagne regional council and other local authorities will also contribute €30 million for the acquisition of facilities and services. In addition, preliminary studies were awarded almost €1 million of funding within the framework of the French recovery plan of 2008-2009, supplemented with additional help from the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations public finance institution and the Région Bretagne.

A large number of expected impacts

A large number of expected impacts: in economic and environmental terms (post-carbon era: reduction in the amount of travel undertaken without this having a negative impact on labour efficiency), the structuring of information systems, innovations in teaching tools and methods for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and continuing professional education courses, the mixing of synchronous and asynchronous teaching methods, and, finally, the enhancement of the international brand image of the UEB's institutions and of the brand image of 'Brittany - ICT region'.

Facilities and services first began to be rolled out in late 2009, and the operation will extend over about 5 years.