Paris 8: a university open onto the world, a place for teaching, for research,
knowledge, creation and culture, where reflection and interaction with our
world are encouraged
Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint-Denis,
founded in 1968, is the heir to the experimental centre of Vincennes
born in the intellectual and pedagogical turmoils which followed in the wake of
May 68. Since then, the university has been characterised by a desire to
promote democratic access to knowledge and education, and has oriented research
so as to try and answer the challenges of our modern world.
and influence of Université Paris 8 is also grounded on the international fame
of a number of scholars who have held teaching positions in our institution, among
others : Hélène Cixous, François Châtelet, Jean-François Lyotard, Michel
Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Lacan, Madeleine Rebérioux, Robert Castel,
Denis Guedj, and Daniel Bensaïd.
Based in Saint-Denis since 1980, Université Paris 8 is
attended by students from all around the world; we like to define ourselves today
as a "world university".
of our faculty and students, the interdisciplinary nature of our classes and
research, the fact that we are open onto the modern world, our numerous
international partnerships in education and research, and our involvement with the
local social, economic, cultural and professional environments have enabled Université
Paris 8 to become a privileged institution for learning and for research in the
fields of the humanities, human sciences, social sciences, and arts.
of the Centre Universitaire Expérimental de Vincennes (C.U.E.V.)
1971: The C.U.E.V. becomes Université
Paris 8; it becomes a full-fledged member of the national higher education
system and delivers degrees recognized by the state.
Creation of the continuing education branch
Paris 8 Vincennes
moves to Saint Denis
1982: Creation of the Vincennes
Opening of the new university library
of the "Nicolas de Condorcet" project in Aubervilliers as
part of "Operation Campus" (promoted by: EHESS, EPHE, the universities of Paris
1, 8 and 13, l’Ecole des Chartes, CNRS and INED)