Avignon University (French: Avignon Université; formerly known as Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse) is a public university located in Avignon, France and founded in 1303.

Avignon University
Avignon Université
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MottoNe pas attendre l’avenir, le faire
Do not wait for the future, make it happen
Established1303-1792 (original formation): Université d’Avignon

1984 (reopened): Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse

2018 (renamed): Avignon Université
Budget€60.6 million
PresidentPhilippe Ellerkamp
Academic staff
712 including 379 professors, 333 personnel
Location, ,
AffiliationsAUF, EAIE, UNeECC
WebsiteOfficial Site

Avignon University is situated on two campuses: the Hannah Arendt Campus, located in the city centre of Avignon, and the Jean-Henri Fabre Campus, which is on the outskirts of town and includes the Agroparc facility for STEM teaching and research, as well as the Avignon University Institute of Technology.[1][2]

The university is well regarded for its international education outreach, and was awarded the ERASMUS University Charter for Higher Education by the European Commission in 2021.[3][4]

Avignon University is a member of the Association of Francophone Universities, the European Association for International Education, and the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture.[3]

History edit

The university was founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, and closed in 1792 during the French Revolution.[5] It was re-opened as L'Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse in 1984 following the 1963 establishment of an annex of Faculté des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille in Avignon.[6] The university was renamed Avignon Université in 2018.[7]

Academics edit

Avignon University offers bachelors, masters, doctoral, and BUT/DUT certifications in the following disciplines:[8][9]

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Economic and Social Administration
  • Economy, Management
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Languages
  • French Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information and Communication
  • Languages, Literatures and Foreign Civilisations
  • Law
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics
  • Packaging
  • Physics, Chemistry
  • Public Administration
  • Sports

Campus edit

Entrance to the Hannah Arendt Campus

The Hannah Arendt Campus is located in the heart of Avignon. It includes several historic buildings, including the former Sainte-Marthe Hospital.[10] The Hannah Arendt Campus is principally used for arts, humanities, and law courses. University administration, the Maurice Agulhon university library, and a fitness center are also housed on Hannah Arendt.[1]

The Jean-Henri Fabre Campus is located 9 km (5 miles) southeast of Hannah Arendt. It features more modern buildings and spacious lawns. Being home to the Agroparc STEM facility and the Institute of Technology, the Jean-Henri Fabre Campus is principally used for science and technology courses.[2] It is also home to the Agroparc library.[1]

Sainte-Marthe Dining Hall

Avignon University has several Centre régional des œuvres universitaires et scolaires student residences and dining halls, as well as a number of student clubs and organisations.[11][12][13]

Avignon University is the place of study for students from 96 different countries, as of the 2018–2019 academic year. International students comprise 13% of the student body.[14]

Notable faculty edit

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Notable alumni edit

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See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Deux Campus Aux Formations Propres, À L'Ambition Commune". Avignon Université.
  2. ^ a b "Le Campus Jean-Henri Fabre". Avignon Université.
  3. ^ a b "International - English Version". Avignon Université.
  4. ^ "Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "University of Avignon". New Advent.
  6. ^ "Présentation: Histoire". Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07.
  7. ^ "[Une Nouvelle Identité] L'Université D'Avignon et Des Pays de Vaucluse Devient Avignon Université". Avignon Université.
  8. ^ "Choisir Avignon Université". Avignon Université.
  9. ^ "DUT". Avignon Université.
  10. ^ "Le Campus Hannah Arendt". Avignon Université.
  11. ^ "Logement". CROUS Aix-Marseille Avignon.
  12. ^ "Carte des Restaurants". CROUS Aix-Marseille Avignon.
  13. ^ "Les Associations Étudiantes". Avignon Université.
  14. ^ "Chiffres-Clés". Avignon Université.
  15. ^ "Michel de Nostredame dit Nostradamus". Medarus.