Avignon University

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Avignon University (French: Avignon Université) is a public French university located in Avignon within the Academy of Aix and Marseille in the South of France.

Avignon University
Avignon Université
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The Hannah Arendt Campus
TypePublic
Established1303
Budget60.6 million euros
PresidentPhilippe Ellerkamp
Academic staff
712
Students7,505
Location
Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Vaucluse
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43°57′0″N 4°49′5″E / 43.95000°N 4.81806°E / 43.95000; 4.81806Coordinates: 43°57′0″N 4°49′5″E / 43.95000°N 4.81806°E / 43.95000; 4.81806
WebsiteOfficial Site (in French)

HistoryEdit

The University was founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, and closed in 1792 during the French Revolution.[1] 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.[2] The University was renamed Avignon Université in 2018.[3]

Avignon University operates on two campuses: the Hannah Arendt Campus, located in the city centre of Avignon, and the Jean-Henri Fabre Campus on the outskirts of town.[4]

Avignon University is the place of study for students from 96 different countries; international students comprise 13% of the student population as of the 2018-2019 academic year.[5]

Organisation and structureEdit

Avignon University offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in the following disciplines:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Information and Communication
  • Foreign Languages
  • French Literature
  • Languages, Literatures and Foreign Civilizations
  • Computer Sciences
  • Physics, Chemistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Sport
  • Economic and Social Administration
  • Law
  • Economy, Management
  • Public Administration

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02160a.htm
  2. ^ "Présentation: Histoire". Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07.
  3. ^ https://univ-avignon.fr/une-nouvelle-identite-l-universite-d-avignon-et-des-pays-de-vaucluse-devient-avignon-universite-11846.kjsp
  4. ^ https://univ-avignon.fr/universite/presentation/
  5. ^ https://univ-avignon.fr/universite/chiffres-cles/chiffres-cles-20387.kjsp