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
The Hannah Arendt Campus
Budget60.6 million euros
PresidentPhilippe Ellerkamp
Academic staff
Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Vaucluse
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)


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


  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