Internationalising the University

The research and training of La Rochelle Université, benefiting from an ambitious international policy, capitalizes in particular on the potential of the European university EU-CONEXUS.


Since 2016, La Rochelle University has focused on increasing its international partnerships around the theme of Smart Urban Coastal Sustainability (LUDI in french).

The aim is for the University to:

  • To become a University recognised for its fields of excellence, at the service of a local territory and of LUDI territories internationally. By being a factor and vector of innovation, it brings a distinctive and complementary signature to the surrounding landscape of French higher education.
  • To offer a training and professional integration environment of the highest level, whatever the length of the studies envisaged. Offering original career prospects, both for students from the local area, it constitutes an attractive and motivating environment on an international scale.
  • To give coherence to international outreach projects by developing a common partnership strategy
  • To create, thanks to a clear strategy, an ecosystem conducive to the constant development of new resources of its own.

In addition to the collaboration around LUDI, the University is emphasising its policy of international partnerships, in particular to promote high-level agreements in the field of research with leading institutions or countries, such as the United States, Australia, Korea and Japan.


Created in 2019 as part of the Erasmus + call for projects on European universities, EU-CONEXUS materialises the European and international ambition of La Rochelle Université: that of building a new model of university, based on interdisciplinarity, specialised in research on Smart Urban Coastal Sustainability, open to the world and society. Aligned with the institution in La Rochelle, EU-CONEXUS is built around the same values: personalisation of courses, specialisation, solidarity, innovation, solidarity, exemplarity and openness to the world. With a view to creating the “Euro-citizens” of tomorrow, EU-CONEXUS offers prospects and opportunities for young people thanks to the diversity and complementarity of the training offers of 9 institutions on the continent.

Alongside La Rochelle Université, which is the pilot, EU-CONEXUS brings together the Catholic University of Valencia (Spain), the Agricultural University of Athens (Greece), the Technical University of Construction of Bucharest (Romania), the University of Klaipeda (Lithuania), the University of Zadar (Croatia), the University of Rostock (Germany), the University of Frederick (Cyprus) and the South East Technological University (Ireland). With the ambition of creating a full-fledged European university, EU-CONEXUS promotes mobility, complementarity and cooperation between the partner institutions in education and research.

With its powerful intellectual potential concentrated on LUDI, EU-CONEXUS aims in the long term to become a world-class player in the service of society and a true reference on the environmental problems of integrated coastal zone management.

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