Paris Dauphine University
|Type||Grand établissement (EPSCP)|
|Affiliation||PSL Paris Sciences et Lettres, Conférence des grandes écoles|
|Budget||€115 million (2016)|
Paris Dauphine University (French: Université Paris-Dauphine), often referred to as Paris Dauphine or Dauphine, is a public research and higher education institution in Paris, France. Dauphine was founded as a faculty of economics and management in 1968 in the former NATO headquarters in western Paris, in the 16th arrondissement.
Dauphine is renowned for its teaching in finance, economics, law, finance and mathematics and business strategy. Dauphine is a selective university with the status of "Grand Etablissement"; this unique legal status within the French higher education system allows Dauphine to make an entrance selection of its students. On average, 90 to 95% of the accepted students received either high distinctions or the highest distinctions at their French High School National Exam results (Examen National du Baccalauréat).
Founded in 1968, Dauphine is specialized in the organization and decision sciences: Management, Economics, Law, Political Science, Sociology, Applied Mathematics, Management Information Systems and Languages.
In 2009, Université Paris-Dauphine obtained the EQUIS accreditation (European Quality for Improvement System) awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development.
In 2011, Université Paris-Dauphine became officially recognized as one of the 16 partners and co-founders of Paris Sciences et Lettres.
Dauphine’s international relations cover:
- Paris Dauphine University is also present in Tunis through the Tunis-Dauphine Institute.
- 180 agreements with more than 40 countries, including New York University in the US, the University of Toronto and McGill in Canada, UCL and LSE in the UK, the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, National Chengchi University in Taiwan, Bocconi University and Bologna University in Italy and Humboldt-Universitat-zu Berlin in Germany.
- 6 joint diplomas with two universities:
- 24.9% international students enrolled in various programmes or diplomas in 2004/2005, including several students from Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Some notable professors of Dauphine include Professor Pierre-Louis Lions (Fields Medal in 1994), and Professor Witold Litwin (inventor of linear hashing and fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery in France).
The University Paris IX Dauphine is one of the very few universities allowed to legally practice the selection at the entrance of students in France. The legal vagueness related to his "status" as an experimental university allowed it to select students on the bac. This situation led to the transition to the status of Grand Etablissement in 2004. On the other hand, there has always been a form of selection at the entrance to the 2nd cycle (graduate) for the Masters.
There is no admission bar as such at Paris-Dauphine University, since many criteria are taken into account in the evaluation of a bachelor's degree. However, 94.4% of those admitted in the first year of DEGEAD in June 2013 had obtained a good or very good honors degree.
Admissions for 2015/2016 year of the Applied Economics degree had 6,676 candidates for 727 admitted with a rate of 67% of "Very good" in the General Baccalaureate39. For the most requested Masters, the selection is of the order of 10 candidates for 1 place.
Dauphine has a wide range of student-associations in many fields. Among them are :
- Do's Musical, the musical society
- Association de Théâtre à Dauphine (ATD), the theater society
- Club Photo Dauphine, the photo society
- Bureau Des Arts, the art student union
- Le Forum, a student initiative syndicate
- Cheer Up, association helping children fight against cancer
- 2015: 5th business school of France according to Eduniversal ranking
- 2010: 4th best alumni network according to the Challenges magazine-Who's Who ranking (ENA, Polytechnique, HEC, Dauphine)
- 2016: 1st best Master 2 in Finance according to Best-Masters.com 
- 2016: 4th best Master 2 in Business law according to Best-Masters.com 
- 2008: 6th business school in France (ESSEC, HEC, ESCP EUROPE, Sciences Po, EM LYON, Dauphine)
- 2018: 33rd best master degree in Management in the world according to QS Ranking 
- 2017: As a part of PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University), Dauphine is ranked 72nd best university in the world according to the Time Higher Education ranking and 32nd in the "reputation" category
- 2014: 36th best university in the world for producing millionnaires
- 2013: 23rd best university in the world in "Mathematics" according to the Shanghai ranking
- 2012: 18th best university in the world in "Mathematics" according to the Shanghai ranking
- 2011: 18th best university in the world in "Mathematics" according to the Shanghai ranking
- 2010: 97th/1000 business school of the world according to eduniversal ranking
- 2008: 64th university in the world according to the Ecole Supérieure des Mines de Paris ranking
- Jacques Aigrain: ex-Chairman of Swiss Re
- Thierry Aimar: French economist, specialist of the Austrian School of economics and history of economic thought
- Ignacio Arbesú: Mexican researcher, professor
- Régis Arnoux: CEO and founder of Catering International Services
- Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General
- Diane Barrière-Desseigne: ex-CEO of Groupe Lucien Barrière
- Olivier Blanchard: International Monetary Fund chief economist
- Yannick Bolloré: Chairman of Bolloré Media
- Bruno Bonnell: ex-Chairman of Infogrames
- Christophe Chenut: ex-CEO of Lacoste
- Elie Cohen (économiste): French economist
- Michel Combes: CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, ex-CEO of TDF
- Claude Czechowski: ex-CEO of CSC EMEA South & West
- Philippe Dupont: ex-Chairman of BPCE
- Nicolas Dupont-Aignan: French politician, deputy and president of Arise the Republic
- Jean-Luc Gérard: Chairman of Ford France
- Arnaud Lagardère: Chairman of Lagardère and of the Board of Directors of EADS
- Alessandrina Lerner (Sandrine Cornet): author
- Marc Levy: author
- Hervé Mariton: French politician, Deputy and former Minister
- Roland Minnerath: Archbishop of Dijon (France)
- Thierry Morin: ex-Chairman of Valeo
- Raymond Ndong Sima: First Minister of Gabon
- Hervé Novelli: French politician, Deputy and former Minister
- François Pierson: Chairman of AXA France
- Bernard Ramanantsoa: Chairman of HEC Paris
- Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux: entrepreneur, founder of The Phone House
- Jean-Michel Severino: ex-CEO of the French Development Agency
- Jean-Marc Sylvestre: French journalist
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb: author of Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan
- Jean Tirole: economist; recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2014; author of The Theory of Corporate Finance, Princeton University Press 2006
- Cédric Villani: mathematician, awarded the Fields Medal in 2010
- Boni Yayi: President of the Republic of Benin
- John Campbell: professor of economics at Harvard University
- Ronald Fagin: computer scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center
- Eleanor Fox: professor at New York University
- Padmapriya Mukherjee: Human rights activist, Member of the Association for Library Service to Children, visiting professor at University of Exeter, London School of Economics, Pantheon-Sorbonne University and other renowned universities
- Jim Gray: computer scientist and Turing award winner
- Olivier Hart: professor of economics at Harvard University
- Paul Joskow: professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Ehud Kalai: professor at Northwestern University and author of Kalai-Smorodinsky model
- Hayne Ellis Leland: professor at University of California, Berkeley
- Henry Mintzberg: professor of management at McGill University
- Edmund Phelps: professor at Columbia University and author of golden rule savings rate
- Myron Scholes: economist and author of Black-Scholes model and Nobel prize
- Robert J. Shiller: professor of finance at Yale School of Management and Nobel prize
- Helmut Siekmann: professor at University of California, Berkeley
- Tom Snijders: professor at Nuffield College, Oxford and at the University of Groningen
- Herbert Spohn: professor at the Technical University Munich
- Melchior Wathelet: Belgian politician
Notes and references
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
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