Inauguration : 30 th January 2019 – BREST

The various representatives of the partners behind the creation of the school led by UBO. The Interdisciplinary Graduate School for the Blue Planet (ISblue) was inaugurated on Wednesday at the Bouguen Digital Pole.

It is based on close collaboration between nine partner institutions, bringing together universities, research organisations and engineering schools: the University of Western Brittany (UBO), the University of South Brittany (UBS), the CNRS, Ifremer, the Institut de recherche pour le développement France (IRD), the Naval School, the National Engineering School of Brest (Enib), Ensta Bretagne and the ITM Atlantique.

Creation of a “marine science and technology” training course “A European research school to train future scientists capable of meeting tomorrow’s environmental challenges.

The only university research school dedicated to marine science and technology, selected and financed under the Future Investment Programme to the tune of €21.7 million,” said Mathieu Gallou, President of UBO, in his introduction. “To promote all the training and research in its field and create new ones, we will develop strong international activity and close links with economic players,” added Anne-Marie Tréguier, Director of ISblue.

Up to + 8 degree

In this French-style “graduate school”, the highest levels of higher education are combined, master’s and doctoral degrees (bac + 5 to bac + 8), in initial training for students or throughout life. A first call for emerging research projects is launched, with innovation as an ambition.