Nanterre was built in the 1960s on the outskirts of Paris as an extension of the Sorbonne. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Paris started courses at Nanterre in 1964.
Based on the American model, it was created as a campus. The University of Paris X, also known as Université de Paris Ouest-Nanterre-La Défense, is the second largest campus in France after Nantes, with its own Olympic-sized swimming pool and a stadium. It welcomes nearly 40,000 students every year in all fields of studies. The university is renowned in the fields of Law and Economics. The Rene Ginouves Institute for Archaeology and Anthropology (Maison de l’archeologie et de l’ethnologie Rene Ginouves) is another important institution on campus.
Nanterre is located near the business sector called la Défense, twenty-five minutes away from the center of Paris.
Please feel free to download the flyer of the University below:
26 rue du Faubourg St. Jacques
T. +33 (0)1 40 51 76 96
F. +33 (0)1 44 07 18 10