The University of Rennes 1 has been in existence since 1970, but its heritage stems back to the days of the Breton university founded in 1461. In Rennes, the university is split into three major campuses. It also has several departments outside of Rennes, in Brittany. The university currently welcomes about 20,000 students, plus more than 2,500 in continuing education, all surrounded by 1,800 teachers and full-time researchers and about 1,500 administrative and technical staff. The university specialises in three main scientific areas: science, technology, engineering and health (STS); law, politics, economics, management and administration sciences (SJPEG); and social and human sciences (SHS).