Our socio-economic sectors

La Rochelle Université wishes to strengthen the visibility and socio-economic impact of its activities by making the services provided by higher education, research and innovation better known to the region's businesses and stakeholders.
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“For a long time, La Rochelle Université has focused on the socio-economic actors of its territory, and wishes to deepen this essential orientation by implementing projects that contribute directly to the innovation and development of its partners.

Pascal Estraillier, Vice-President of Innovation and Socio-Economic Development.

As a young generalist university, La Rochelle Université offers courses in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Law, Political Science and Management and Science. However, it has its own specificities in terms of training, from the professional bachelor’s degree to the master’s and doctorate levels, but also in its various fields of research.

In order to make this expertise more visible to external partners, it has set up a Vice-President responsible for defining and developing an “Innovation and Socio-economic Development” policy. This policy has several objectives: to develop innovation and entrepreneurship, but also to organise the University’s response to socio-economic players in terms of “sectors”. These sectors constitute coherent sets of skills, in initial and continuing education and in research, from which the socio-economic players can draw resources, whether in terms of recruitment, innovation or training.

At this stage, 6 sectors have been highlighted, each presenting a range of training and research expertise, to which partners can be directed with the help of a “sector referent”. The latter is a teacher-researcher who is both an expert in his or her field and has a cross-disciplinary vision of the University’s areas of intervention, so that he or she can direct external players to the right people internally, and vice versa.

Biotechnology, Agri-food, Health sector
Sustainable Building, Energy, Eco-industries sector
Filière Environnement, Gestion du littoral
Filière Nautisme, Économie Portuaire, Transports
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Filière Tourisme, Loisirs, Culture

Nautical, Port economy, Transport sector

Digital sector

Tourism, Hobbies and Culture sector

In these 6 sectors, the University has several hundred students per year in initial training, packaged or customised proposals in continuing education, and research actors who can be called upon for expertise, a study or a research project.