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Lists of universities in France

In France, various types of institution have the term "University" in their name. These include the public universities, which are the autonomous institutions that are distinguished as being state institutes of higher education and research that practice open admissions, and that are designated with the label "Université" by the French ministry of Higher Education and Research.[1] These also include the communities of universities and institutions (COMUEs), which are degree-granting federated groups of universities and other institutes of higher education. The COMUEs replace the earlier Pôles de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur (PRES), which were groupings of universities and institutes of higher education that existed from 2007 to 2013. As opposed to the PRES, the COMUEs can grant degrees in their own names.

Other types of French university-like institutions can be found in the list of colleges and universities in France; these include the national polytechnic institutes, the grandes écoles (among which are the three universities of technology), and private universities, such as the Catholic universities, the Protestant universities, the private secular universities, and the American University of Paris.

List of public universities in France

As of 16 February 2021, there are 67 public universities in France:[2]

Public universities in France
Short name Article French Wikipedia article Academy
Aix-Marseille Aix-Marseille University Université d'Aix-Marseille Aix-Marseille
Angers University of Angers Université d'Angers Nantes
Artois University of Artois Université d'Artois Lille
Avignon Avignon University Avignon Université Aix-Marseille
Bordeaux University of Bordeaux Université de Bordeaux Bordeaux
Bordeaux Montaigne Bordeaux Montaigne University Université Bordeaux-Montaigne Bordeaux
Burgundy University of Burgundy Université de Bourgogne Dijon
Caen Normandy University of Caen Normandy Université de Caen-Normandie Normandy
Claude Bernard Lyon 1 Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 Université Claude-Bernard-Lyon-I Lyon
Clermont Auvergne Clermont Auvergne University Université Clermont-Auvergne Clermont-Ferrand
Corsica Pasquale Paoli University Pasquale Paoli Université de Corse-Pascal-Paoli Corsica
Côte d'Azur Côte d'Azur University Université Côte-d'Azur Nice
CY Cergy Paris CY Cergy Paris University Université de Cergy-Pontoise Versailles
Évry Val d'Essonne University of Évry Val d'Essonne Université d'Évry Versailles
Franche-Comté University of Franche-Comté Université de Franche-Comté Besançon
French Antilles University of the French Antilles Université des Antilles Guadeloupe
French Guiana University of French Guiana Université de Guyane French Guiana
French Polynesia University of French Polynesia Université de la Polynésie française French Polynesia
Grenoble Alpes Grenoble Alpes University Université Grenoble-Alpes Grenoble
Gustave Eiffel Gustave Eiffel University Université Gustave-Eiffel Créteil
Jean Monnet Jean Monnet University Université Jean-Monnet-Saint-Étienne Lyon
Jean Moulin Lyon 3 Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 Université Jean-Moulin-Lyon-III Lyon
La Rochelle La Rochelle University Université de la Rochelle Poitiers
Le Havre Normandy Le Havre Normandy University Université Le Havre Normandie Normandy
Le Mans Le Mans University Université du Mans Nantes
Lille University of Lille Université de Lille Lille
Limoges University of Limoges Université de Limoges Limoges
Littoral Opal Coast University of the Littoral Opal Coast Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale Lille
Lumière Lyon 2 Lumière University Lyon 2 Lumière Université Lyon 2 Lyon
Montpellier University of Montpellier Université de Montpellier Montpellier
Nantes University of Nantes Université de Nantes Nantes
New Caledonia University of New Caledonia Université de la Nouvelle Calédonie New Caledonia
Nîmes University of Nîmes Université de Nîmes Montpellier
Orléans University of Orléans Université d'Orléans Orléans and Tours
Paris Paris Cité University Université Paris Cité Paris
Paris-East Créteil Paris-East Créteil University Université Paris-Est-Créteil-Val-de-Marne Créteil
Paris Nanterre Paris Nanterre University Paris Nanterre Université Versailles
Paris-Saclay Paris-Saclay University Paris-Saclay Université Versailles
Paris Sciences et Lettres Paris Sciences et Lettres University Université Paris Sciences et Lettres Paris
Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne Université Paris
Paris 2 Panthéon Assas Paris 2 Panthéon Assas University Paris 2 Panthéon Assas Université Paris
Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis Paris 8 University Vincennes-Saint-Denis Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis Créteil
Pau and the Adour University of Pau and the Adour Region Université de Pau et des pays de l'Adour Bordeaux
Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 Paul Valéry University Montpellier 3 Paul Valéry Université Montpellier 3 Montpellier
Perpignan Via Domitia University of Perpignan Via Domitia Université de Perpignan Via Domitia Montpellier
Picardy Jules Verne University of Picardy Jules Verne Université de Picardie Jules Verne Amiens
Poitiers University of Poitiers Université de Poitiers Poitiers
Polytechnic Hauts-de-France Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France Université polytechnique Hauts-de-France Lille
Rennes 1 University of Rennes 1 Université de Rennes 1 Rennes
Rennes 2 Rennes 2 University Rennes 2 Université Rennes
Reims Champagne-Ardenne University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne Reims
Reunion Island University of Reunion Island Université de Réunion Réunion
Rouen Normandy University of Rouen Normandy Université de Rouen Normandy
Savoie Mont Blanc Université Savoie Mont Blanc Université Savoie Mont Blanc Grenoble
Sorbonne Sorbonne University Sorbonne Université Paris
Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle University Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle Université Paris 3 Paris
Sorbonne Paris North Sorbonne Paris North University Université Sorbonne-Paris-Nord Créteil
Southern Brittany Southern Brittany University Université de Bretagne Sud Rennes
Strasbourg University of Strasbourg Université de Strasbourg Strasbourg
Toulon University of Toulon Université de Toulon Nice
Toulouse III Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier University Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III Toulouse
Toulouse 1 Capitole Toulouse 1 Capitole University Université Toulouse 1 Capitole Toulouse
Toulouse-Jean Jaurès University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès Université de Toulouse-Jean-Jaurès Toulouse
Tours University of Tours Université de Tours Orléans and Tours
Upper Alsace University of Upper Alsace Université de Haute Alsace Strasbourg
Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Versailles
Western Brittany University of Western Brittany Université de Bretagne Occidentale Rennes

List of communities of universities and institutions (COMUEs) in France

As of 5 May 2021, there are eight university groups known as COMUEs, or communities of universities and institutions, in France:[3]

Article French Wikipedia article
Burgundy - Franche-Comté University Group Université Bourgogne - Franche-Comté
Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées University Group Université fédérale de Toulouse-Midi-Pyrénées
HESAM University Group Hesam Université
Leonardo da Vinci University Group Université confédérale Léonard de Vinci
Normandy University Group Normandie Université
Paris-Est Sup University Group Paris-Est Sup
Paris Lumières University Group Université Paris Lumières
University of Lyon University Group Université de Lyon

List of historical or other universities

Historically, France has had city-wide public university systems:[4]

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Principal establishments of higher education". French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Principaux établissements d'enseignement supérieur". French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Fédérations - Communautés d'universités et établissements". French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. 5 May 2021. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  4. ^ French public universities in some cities are commonly spoken of as being multiple campuses of a larger city university system. For instance, the University of Paris system is said to be composed of 13 campuses, Paris I through Paris XIII, and this was the case in 1970. However, this view no longer reflects the reality as of 2007, which is of largely autonomous universities that fall under the academies in ways that do not necessarily respect the old groupings. To take the Paris example, three universities that bear the University of Paris name, Paris VIII, Paris XII, and Paris XIII, are in fact in the Academy of Créteil, and two others, Paris X and Paris XI, are in the Academy of Versailles, whereas the University of Marne la Vallée, which does not have a University of Paris campus number, is governed by the Academy of Paris.
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