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Our research is distinctive in its multidisciplinary approach and breadth. Our research units can rely on state-of-the-art research labs and facilities. Most of them have received a national certification.
Three core research areas have been established to maximize the quality and impact of our research.

Integrative biology, Imaging, Health, Environment

The Research federative structure ICORE brings together 17 research units around a common strategy and promotes the development of cross-disciplinary projects in biology/health and biology/environment. ICORE provides access to cutting-edge technology equipment and knowledge.

UNICAEN is a founding member of CYCERON, a unique biomedical imaging platform in France and Europe. The CREC · Research centre for coastal and marine environment provides logistical and administrative support to the research units addressing the sustainable development of our coasts, seas and related resources.

>> 17 research units (in French)

Humanities & Social Sciences

The Humanities research centre · MRSH has been promoting cross-disciplinary collaboration for more than 20 years. It brings together 18 research units spanning areas of archaeology, literature, language and linguistics, arts, geography, history, economics, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and law. A unique feature is the breadth of expertise in digital humanities. It also has an unrivalled expertise and insight on Norman studies that ranges from the Vikings, medieval Normandy, to the Mont-Saint-Michel and the Bayeux Tapestry. It is home to the Virtual reality centre which remains unequalled at university level. The 45 square metre immersive room enables research activities to be carried out in a closed environment. Virtual reality models are currently being used for research projects related to memory, mobility disorders and biomechanics.

>> 18 research units (in French)

Science and Technology

Science & Technology at UNICAEN spans a wide range of areas of both fundamental and technological interest. Our research is founded on a strong collaboration with the ENSICAEN · Graduate school of engineering. UNICAEN works closely with the National large heavy ion accelerator · GANIL on the development of devices for the SPIRAL2 project - this new instrument which will enable scientists to delve further into the mysteries of the atom.

>> 10 research units (in French)

45research units

21of them recognized by a national
research institution

8federative research structures

75researchers from national research institutions

6international associated laboratories

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Last update : September 6, 2019

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