Lists of universities in France

In France, various types of institution have the term "University" in their name. These include the public universities, which are the autonomous institutions that are distinguished as being state institutes of higher education and research that practice open admissions, and that are designated with the label "Université" by the French ministry of Higher Education and Research.[1] These also include the communities of universities and institutions (COMUEs), which are degree-granting federated groups of universities and other institutes of higher education.

Other types of French university-like institutions can be found in the list of colleges and universities in France; these include the national polytechnic institutes, the grandes écoles (among which are the three universities of technology), and private universities, such as the Catholic universities, the Protestant universities, the private secular universities, and the American University of Paris.

List of public universitiesEdit

As of 16 February 2021, there are 67 public universities in France:[2]

Academy of Aix and MarseilleEdit

Academy of AmiensEdit

Academy of BesançonEdit

Academy of BordeauxEdit

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Academy of CaenEdit

Academy of Clermont-FerrandEdit

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Academy of CorsicaEdit

Academy of CréteilEdit

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Academy of DijonEdit

Academy of French GuianaEdit

Academy of French PolynesiaEdit

Academy of GrenobleEdit

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Academy of GuadeloupeEdit

This rectorate is home to the Guadeloupe campus of the University of the French West Indies and Guiana, which is under the Academy of French Guiana.

Academy of LilleEdit

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Academy of LimogesEdit

Academy of LyonEdit

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Academy of MartiniqueEdit

This rectorate is home to the Schoelcher campus of the University of the French West Indies and Guiana, which is under the Academy of French Guiana.

Academy of MayotteEdit

There are no public universities in this vice-rectorate.

Academy of MontpellierEdit

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Academy of Nancy and MetzEdit

Academy of NantesEdit

Academy of New CaledoniaEdit

Academy of NiceEdit

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Academy of Orléans and ToursEdit

Academy of ParisEdit

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Academy of PoitiersEdit

Academy of ReimsEdit

Academy of RennesEdit

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Academy of RéunionEdit

Academy of RouenEdit

Academy of Saint Pierre and MiquelonEdit

There are no universities in this rectorate.

Academy of StrasbourgEdit

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Academy of ToulouseEdit

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Academy of VersaillesEdit

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Academy of Wallis and FutunaEdit

There are no public universities in this vice-rectorate.

List of communities of universities and institutions (COMUEs)Edit

As of 14 January 2020, there are eight communities of universities and institutions (COMUEs) in France:[3]

These replace the earlier Pôles de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur (PRES), which were groupings of universities and institutes of higher education that existed from 2007 to 2013. As opposed to the PRES, the COMUEs can grant degrees in their own names.

List of historical or other universitiesEdit

Historically, France has had city-wide public university systems:[4]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Principal establishments of higher education". French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Principaux établissements d'enseignement supérieur". French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Fédérations - Communautés d'universités et établissements". French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. 14 January 2020. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  4. ^ French public universities in some cities are commonly spoken of as being multiple campuses of a larger city university system. For instance, the University of Paris system is said to be composed of 13 campuses, Paris I through Paris XIII, and this was the case in 1970. However, this view no longer reflects the reality as of 2007, which is of largely autonomous universities that fall under the academies in ways that do not necessarily respect the old groupings. To take the Paris example, three universities that bear the University of Paris name, Paris VIII, Paris XII, and Paris XIII, are in fact in the Academy of Créteil, and two others, Paris X and Paris XI, are in the Academy of Versailles, whereas the University of Marne la Vallée, which does not have a University of Paris campus number, is governed by the Academy of Paris.