Brest métropole océane (2006 census) houses 204,000 inhabitants over 8 different municipalities.
With 145,200 inhabitants, Brest is the second-largest city in Brittany.
There are 25,578 students among the University, the 8 different graduate schools, Associate Degree (BTS) programs and preparatory classes, the Teachers College (IUFM), the Technical University Institute (IUT) and the Professionalized University Institute (IUP.
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Brest is the leading European center for maritime science and technology (over 50% of French research).
Brest is also, along with Rennes and Lannion, one of the 3 main research clusters in Information technologies (40% of such French research takes place in Brittany).
More facts and figures on the Brest métropole océane website: www.brest-metropole-oceane.fr
The Technopôle campus:
An exceptional site in one of Europe’s most beautiful bays.
6,300 people work in the area, 2 600 people in 88 companies, 2,100 students, 900 professors, researchers, engineers and technicians, and 700 administrative staff in research and training facilities.