The University of Poitiers is developing a series of university courses on topics related to specific characteristics of the region (risk management, insurance, finance etc.), characterized by a strong tendency towards more vocational training.


5 departments of the University of Poitiers train 1,000 students who study at the Niort University Center (PUN): the Poitiers University Institute of Technology (IUT), the Institute of Industrial Risk, Insurance and Financial Risk (Iriaf), the College of Law and Social Sciences, the Institute of Business Administration (IAE) and the Teacher Training College (INSPE).

The environment

The Niort Campus offers courses and services to students in a privileged environment. Located on the banks of the beautiful Sèvre Niortaise river, the campus borders the Natura 2000 area of the Marais Poitevin and opens directly onto the Galuchet marshes, a natural area which combines the characteristic landscapes of wet marshes: meadows, reeds, woodlands etc.

Given its location the campus was of course built to respect the landscape quality of the site and its remarkable biodiversity.

Student life

Where to eat

The university restaurant “Le Marais”, managed by the CROUS, is open Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the PUN.

University restaurant “Le Marais”
10 avenue de Wellingborough, Niort


The university residence Henri-Georges Clouzot, managed by the CROUS, is located at the university. It includes 90 one and two-room furnished flats equipped with kitchenettes and individual sanitary facilities.

Henri-Georges Clouzot Residence
7 rue du Galuchet, Niort

The association “L’Escale” also offers various students services: accommodation, a student grocery store (“Cap’Jeunes”) and a student center (“La Maison de l’Europe”). For more information go to:


Health care and support

You can also use the university health service (nursing reception, medical appointments, social assistance etc.).


Sports and physical activities

The University Sports Activities Service (SUAPS) offers activities during the university year in Niort and also multi-day activity courses elsewhere in France (sailing, skiing etc.).

The city of Niort has a concert hall (the Moulin du Roc), a contemporary music center (the Camji), a contemporary photographic art center (Villa Pérochon) and a large events center (l’Acclameur). Throughout the year Niort hosts many sporting and cultural events.

A eco-system partnership


The University of Poitiers has joined the Niort Hospital Center to offer students in nursing studies a bachelor’s degree in nursing, in addition to the National Nursing Diploma.

Niort Urban Community

The Niort Urban Community (“Communauté d’Agglomération du Niortais”) provides financial support to the University of Poitiers for the deployment of its tertiary educational offer in and around Niort.

Getting here

Pôle universitaire de Niort

8-11 rue Archimède
79000 NIORT
05 49 79 99 00 / 05 49 24 64 59

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