University of Provence

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University of Provence
Aix-Marseille I
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Active 22 May 1969 (22 May 1969)–January 1, 2012 (January 1, 2012)
Type Public
President Jean-Paul Caverni
Academic staff
1,527[1]
Administrative staff
835[1]
Students 23,056[2]
Undergraduates 12,807[2]
Postgraduates 7,948[2]
1,297[2]
Location Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Aubagne, Avignon, Digne, Lambesc, Marseille[3],  France
Website http://www.univ-provence.fr/ (in French)
Facilities in Marseille

The University of Provence Aix-Marseille I was a public university mostly located in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. It was one of the three Universities of Aix-Marseille and was part of the Academy of Aix and Marseille. On 1 January 2012 it merged with the University of the Mediterranean and Paul Cézanne University to become Aix-Marseille University, the youngest, but also the largest in terms of students, budgets and staff in France.

Overview[edit]

The University was established in 1969, through a merger of the school of humanities in Aix-en-Provence and the science one in Marseille.[4] "The University of Provence is one of the most distinguished in France, second only to the University of Paris in the areas of French literature, history, and linguistics", according to Harvard University website.[5]

In the academic year of 2007-2008, 23,056 students were enrolled.[2] Among them, 15,158 were female, while only 7,898 were male.[2] 3,255 students came from countries outside of France, 44 per cent of these came from Africa.[2] 15,109 students studied in Aix-en-Provence, while others went to Marseille, Avignon, Digne, Lambesc, Arles and Aubagne.[2] Overall, its facilities span 258 143 m².[3]

In 2007, the budget was 120,7 million euros, with 39,2 million euros available after wages.[6]

It has its own university press, Publications de l'Université de Provence.[7] It also has its own theater, the Théâtre Antoine Vitez, named for Antoine Vitez.[8][9][10][11][12]

Departments[edit]

  • Ancient Civilisations
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Arabic, Berber languages, Persian, Turkish, Yiddish, Hebrew
  • Art History and Archeology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developing and Differential Psychology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ergology
  • French
  • Film Studies
  • Geography and Urban Planning
  • German
  • Hellenism
  • Hispanic and Latin American Studies
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, Computer Science and Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Miscellaneous Languages (Armenian, Hindi and Japanese)
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Phonetics and French as a Foreign Language
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Romanian
  • Slavic Languages (Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Czech)
  • Sociology
  • Teaching Studies
  • Visual Arts

Notable faculty and alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bienvenue sur Aix Marseille Université - Aix Marseille Université". Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Bienvenue sur Aix Marseille Université - Aix Marseille Université". Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Bienvenue sur Aix Marseille Université - Aix Marseille Université". Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Campus France
  5. ^ "Office of International Education". Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Bienvenue sur Aix Marseille Université - Aix Marseille Université". Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Bienvenue sur Aix Marseille Université - Aix Marseille Université". Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  8. ^ stéphane cousot. "Théâtre Antoine Vitez". Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Bienvenue sur Aix Marseille Université - Aix Marseille Université". Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Travel latest news - Top holiday ideas - Yahoo Lifestyle UK". Yahoo Lifestyle UK. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Claudie Sage, Olivia Ferrandino, Maxime Dray, David Gressot, Petit Futé Aix en provence, pays Aixois et Salonais, Nouvelles Editions de l'Université, 2010, p. 98 [1]
  12. ^ Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette, Aix-en-Provence 2012, Petit Futé, 2012, p. 129 [2]
  13. ^ Danièle Iancu-Agou, L'Expulsion des Juifs de Provence et de l'Europe Méditerranéenne (XVe-XVIe siècles): Exils et Conversions, Peeters Publishers, 2005, p. xv [3]
  14. ^ Marshall, Bill; Cristina Johnston. France and the Americas. ABC-CLIO, 2005. ISBN 1-85109-411-3. p.697
  15. ^ "André Masson et Georges Duby /Arts plastiques et Sciences humaines, Aix en Provence 1948/1968". Retrieved 21 June 2015. 

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