The University of Poitiers is developing a series of university courses on topics related to the 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 the 1,000 students who study at the Niort University Centre (PUN): the Poitiers University Institute of Technology (IUT), the Institute of Industrial, Insurance and Financial Risk (Iriaf), the College of Law and Social Sciences, the Institute of Business Administration (IAE) and the Teacher Training College (Espé).
The Niort University Centre 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.
Where to eat
The Le Marais university restaurant, 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 Henri-Georges Clouzot university residence, managed by the CROUS, is located on the university campus. 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: www.lescale-niort.com
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 joint eco-system
The University of Poitiers has joined the Niort Hospital Centre 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.