Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Several events impacted the academic world at the end of the sixties, and especially at Université Nanterre. Nowadays, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense is a high added value university for the Paris region, with its 32 hectare campus, very close to Europe’s largest business district, easily accessible by public transport.
The university welcomes around 34.000 students a year and covers a wide range of disciplines: literature and languages, social and human sciences, law, economics, management, technologies, culture and arts, computer and communication sciences, as well as sport and physical activities sciences.
With its swimming-pool, green spaces and theatre, the university is an attractive environment and cultural area where high-level and international training programs rely on research that is recognized worldwide, having been awarded numerous accolades in a wide range of disciplines.
Its academic strength is enhanced by its many partnerships with foreign universities as well as national and international companies attracted to our graduate programmes which are renowned for their innovativeness and rigour.
Thanks to the high level research in social and human sciences and in engineering, but also to pedagogic innovation which made its specificity since its origins, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense cooperates with companies, regional and local authorities and more broadly, with society.
Veritable laboratory of ideas and practices for building the world of tomorrow, Université Paris Ouest wants to fulfil its role of societal innovator. Therefore, the university cooperates with in partnership with Caisse des Dépôts for the creation of an ambitious eco-campus project, offers numerous scientific and cultural actions for the general public, and plunge into digital adventure in research with an open data policy as well as in training with MOOCs.
In recent years, the university has realized the dreams of its founders: to establish a reputation as one of the world’s great universities.
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