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Rennes: Increased Security on University Campus

With nearly 55,000 students, the university sites of Rennes 1 and Rennes 2 concentrate as many people as an average city.  Since the attacks, security measures are discreet but more drastic.

In universities, vigilance is the rule in this fall, as in all schools. The difference is that the facs in Rennes host very large numbers, with areas that extend over several hectares.

Vigipirate heightened vigilance

With nearly 55,000 students, Rennes 1 and Rennes 2 equal the population of a city like Saint-Malo, for example. “The level of Vigipirate system in force in Ille-et-Vilaine, Rennes and therefore, is that of enhanced due diligence, clear from the outset Olivier David, president of Rennes 2, while it is at alert level attack on the whole of the Ile-de-France and in the Alpes-Maritimes. “

police power

A notch below, which does not prevent the security measures in place from this coming on the two largest campuses in the city, and Villejean Beaulieu. Especially as university presidents have police power, like mayors.

Random checks

“Our numbers of security personnel have been strengthened, explains Olivier David, we disseminate messages of vigilance, both with agents and students. “

Now, student cards are checked during random checks, to ensure that outsiders do not circulate on campus.

110 buildings to be monitored

Same thing in Rennes 1, where Beaulieu campus is much wider. It stretches to the horizon and no less than 110 buildings … not always easy to monitor.

“We have generalised the professional card, so that everyone can justify it works well on the university website,” says David Alis, President.

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