Since its establishment as an Experimental University Centre in Vincennes in 1969, and its relocation to Saint-Denis in 1980, Paris 8 University has become a leading centre for the study of humanities education and research in Île-de-France. Specialising in the Arts, Literature, Human and Social Sciences, Paris 8 University has always strived to give students the best possible understanding of the contemporary world while providing them with everything they need to secure meaningful long-lasting roles in society.

The innovative nature of the University’s courses reflects its history of offering pioneering new fields of study hitherto rarely seen in French academia, such as psychoanalysis, geopolitics, cinema, visual arts, gender studies, etc.

Paris 8 University also stands out from other education establishments thanks to its desire to maintain a strong bond between research and teaching, and its use of teaching and learning approaches designed to suit all types of students, thus providing lifelong learning for all.

22 000 students
11 faculties (UFR)
5 Institutes including 2 Institutes of Technology
4 doctoral schools
5 courses areas