In 1969, the Centre Universitaire Expérimental de Vincennes was founded as a direct response to events of May 1968. Its specific principles were: open the university of the world, question the hierarchy between professors and students and change access to university. It became particularly notorious for its radical philosophy department, assembled and then headed by Michel Foucault. Other members of this department are Daniel Bensaïd, Gilles Deleuze, Antonio Negri and many others.
The MICEFA program started with exchanges between Paris 8 and City College of New York (CUNY).
University of Paris 8 moved to Saint-Denis in 1980. The University’s capacity of 24,000 students per year makes “Paris VIII” an important university with internationally recognized departments in Philosophy, Arts, Computer, Communication Studies, and Feminist Studies, among others.
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