Talk:Paris West University Nanterre La Défense
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The nickname "Nanterre la Folie" has nothing to do with madness or with some revolutionary movement. A "folie" was in the eighteenth century a mansion built by a noble person, especially in the region of Paris. In that area which is nowadays the University of Paris X, there was a small castle named La Folie. -- Hubertgui (talk) 08:48, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
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Name of the university
The name "Paris West" has not to be used because the "Paris Ouest" expression (like a mark - I don't tranlate Apple in "Pomme" or Microsoft in "Microdoux") has not to be translated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 08:11, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
The former University of Paris X now refers to itself as Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (note: not Université de Paris Ouest... and no dash in the name). See this page (in French, retrieved 2009-10-04).
Following the naming guidelines for French universities, I suggest Paris West University Nanterre La Défense as the way to render this name into English.