List of universities and colleges in France

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This list of universities and colleges in France includes universities and other higher education institutes that provide both education curricula and related degrees up to doctoral degree and also contribute to research activities. They are the backbone of the tertiary education institutions in France. They are listed as different categories, depending on their administrative status, size and extents of research activity compared to educational activities.

Aside from the nationally funded public education system that provides recognised degrees to the vast majority of students in France and that keeps tuition fees low, there exist private institutes.

Public universities in France[edit]

French public universities (see List of public universities in France for a detailed list) are as of 2015 in the process of reorganization according to the Law on Higher Education and Research passed in July 2013. This includes some merging of institutions, and the previous high-level organization under Pôle de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur (PRES) has been dissolved for Communities of Universities and Institutions (COMUE).

Public technical universities, institutes of technologies and autonomous scientific higher education institutes[edit]

The Établissements publics à caractère scientifique, culturel et professionnel (EPCSP) that are not listed as universities in the list above operate as university-grade institutes.

Within a public university[edit]

Autonomous scientific higher education institutes[edit]

Autonomous art schools[edit]

Grandes écoles[edit]

Private universities in France[edit]

Independent institutions[edit]

Catholic universities[edit]

Protestant universities[edit]


See also[edit]