Université Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis
Founded as an experimental academic center in Vincennes in 1969, Université Paris 8 moved to Saint-Denis in 1980. Our university has become a major teaching and research center for the humanities in the Île-de-France region. The main objective of Université Paris 8 – with its focus on humanities, human sciences, arts, and social sciences – has always been to give students a better understanding of the modern world while enabling them, at the same time, to develop the skills necessary to integrate successfully into society.
The innovative nature of the research undertaken here can be traced back to the various disciplines studied at Université Paris 8. Our university pioneered in disciplines that were not usually undertaken by other French universities: psychoanalysis, urban planning, geopolitics, cinema, visual arts, gender studies, etc.
To this day, Université Paris 8 insists on maintaining a strong link between research and teaching, adapting teaching methods to different kinds of audiences, and providing education for everyone, at all stages of life.