Paris Nanterre University
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Université Paris Nanterre
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Paris Nanterre University (French: Université Paris Nanterre), formerly called "Paris X Nanterre" and more recently "Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense", is a French university in the Academy of Versailles. It is one of the most prestigious French universities, mainly in the areas of law, humanities, political science, social and natural sciences and economics. It is one of the thirteen successor universities of the University of Paris. It is located in the western suburb of Nanterre, in the La Défense area, the business district of Paris. The university is commonly referred to as Nanterre.
Nanterre was built in the 1960s on the outskirts of Paris as an extension of the Sorbonne. It was set up as an independent university in December 1970. Based on the American model, it was created as a campus (as opposed to the old French universities which were smaller and integrated with the city in which they were located).
Nanterre became famous shortly after its opening by being at the center of the May '68 student rebellion. The campus was nicknamed "Nanterre, la folle" (Mad Nanterre) or "Nanterre la rouge" (Red Nanterre, in reference to communism).
Size and scope
Nanterre is the second largest campus in France after Nantes, with its own Olympic-sized swimming pool and a stadium. It welcomes 35,000 to 40,000 students every year in all fields of studies: Social Sciences, Philosophy, Literature, History, Languages and Linguistics, Economics, Law and Political Sciences, as well as Teacher Training, Acting, Cinema, Physiology and Sports.
The university is renowned in the fields of Law and Economics. Even though French universities are required by law to admit anyone with a Baccalauréat, strain is put on the students from the start and the first year drop-out rate consistently hovers in the 60% region. At the postgraduate level, the university offers very competitive programs (highly selective master's degrees in Law and Business) and partnerships with some grandes écoles such as the Ecole Polytechnique, ESSEC, Ecole des Mines de Paris, and ESCP Europe among others.
The Rene Ginouves Institute for Archaeology and Anthropology (Maison de l'archeologie et de l'ethnologie Rene Ginouves) is another important institution on campus, merging the departments of the CNRS, Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne and Paris X-Nanterre.
As in most Parisian universities, there is a large minority of foreign exchange students.
Over the years, Nanterre has developed innovative programs such as the double bilingual courses in French Law and Anglo-American, Spanish, Russian, German or Italian law; in Economics & Management (with half of the courses in French and half of the courses in another foreign language); and in History (with half of the courses in French and half of the courses in another foreign language). These programs have inspired many universities and grandes écoles throughout the country and are now renowned on a national level.
In the QS, Paris-Nanterre University is ranked the 4th French higher-education institution in the field of arts and humanities, next to the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris Sorbonne and the École normale supérieure de Paris. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings considers Paris-Nanterre to be "one of the most prestigious universities in the country" and underlines the quality of its master's degree programs, its partnerships with the Grandes Ecoles, and its list of alumni.
Paris-Nanterre University's master's degree in Psychology is the first in France in terms of employability and professional integration, according to Parisien’s ranking in 2018.
The university offers very competitive programs with highly selective master's degrees in Law and Business. Because of the number of applications submitted each year, this University is one of the most desired French high-education institutions, ranked 3rd in France.
- Nicolas Sarkozy, Former President of France, former President of the Union for a Popular Movement, former Interior Minister and former MP (Master of Laws in 1978)
- Emmanuel Macron, President of France
- Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, former French Minister of Economy and Finance, former MP, economist
- Dominique de Villepin, former Prime Minister of France, former Home secretary and Foreign Secretary; Writer
- David Guetta DJ, Producer. Bachelor of Laws
- Brice Hortefeux, former French Minister of Immigration
- Daniel Cohn-Bendit, "Dany le Rouge", leader of the May 68 student rebellion and Member of the European Parliament
- Christine Lagarde, Head of International Monetary Fund, former Minister of trade, former president of Baker & McKenzie
- Leonardo López Luján, Mexican archaeologist, Director of the Templo Mayor Project
- Frederic Mitterrand, former French Minister of Culture and Communications
- Jean-Jacques Aillagon, former Minister for Culture, head of the Palazzo Grassi
- Jean-Luc Marion, philosopher
- Mustapha Saha, sociologist, writer, painter, co-founder of the Mouvement du 22 Mars at the Faculty of Nanterre in 1968
- Olivier Besancenot, former leader of the Ligue communiste révolutionnaire (LCR)
- Françoise de Panafieu, MP and Mayor of the XVIIth district of Paris
- Manuel Pinho, Portuguese politician and economist
- Luc Brisson, philosopher
- Daniel Cohen, economist and journalist for Le Monde
- Vincent Bolloré, CEO of Bolloré and ranked the 451st-equal richest person in the world
- Sylvie Germain, writer
- Yasmina Reza, writer and actress
- Jany Temime, costume designer
- Jeanne Mas, pop singer
- Cheng Li-chun, Minister of Culture, Taiwan (ROC)
- María Ángela Holguín, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia
- Abdelaziz Djerrad, Algerian prime minister
- Katalin Novák, Hungarian minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs
- Mike Downey (producer), film producer
- Maurice Allais, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1988
- Jean-Jacques Becker, historian
- Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician; Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, 2007 – 2011
- René Rémond, historian and political economist
- Denis Buican, French historian of biology, 1983 – 2003
- Jack Lang, French politician, 1986 – 1988 and 1993 – 1999
- Michel Aglietta, French economist, founder of the regulation school
- Michel Crozier, French sociologist and member of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques
- Emmanuel Lévinas, philosopher, 1967
- Jean Baudrillard, philosopher.
- Paul Ricœur, philosopher, 1966 – 1970
- Étienne Balibar, philosopher
- Henri Lefebvre, geographer, professor, and influential figure in the events of 1968
- André Legrand, professor of French and comparative public law, Human Rights, Civil Liberties
- Claude Lepelley, historian, 1984 – 2002
- Robert Merle, novelist
- Louise Merzeau, communication scholar
- Alain Pellet, French expert on international law
- Catherine Perret philosopher
- Michèle Perret, linguistics professor and novelist
- Albert Piette, professor of anthropology
- Yves Roucaute, philosopher, political scientist, Director of the "Cahiers de la Securite"
- Damianakos Stathis, Greek agriculturist and sociologist
- François Laruelle, philosopher
- Zoi Konstantopoulou, a Greek human rights lawyer and politician of the Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza), also Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament
- Mike Downey (producer), film producer
Nanterre in fiction
- La Chinoise, by Jean-Luc Godard,1967
- My Sex Life...or How I Got Into an Argument, by Arnaud Desplechin, 1996
- The Spanish Apartment, by Cédric Klapisch, 2002
- District 13 (Banlieue 13), by Pierre Morel, 2004