Universités en Ile de France

Université de Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (UPEM)

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University Information

Location: Marne-la-Vallée
Founded: 1991
Students: 11 000
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public Research University 
Website: www.u-pem.fr

About the University

The Université de Paris Est-Marne-la-Vallée often called UPEM was created in 1991 as part of the Paris University plan 2000 that aimed to increase the amount of universities in the Paris region to better welcome students.   

UPEM excels in the sciences with a large population of students doing innovative research that is world recognized.  UPEM is also known for its Hospitality and Management program that trains students to work in the field.  

The university provides courses in English in the following study fields: Economics and Business Studies, Multimedia and Audiovisual Studies, Urban planning, English Language and Literature, Computer Science and Engineering. For a listing of courses offered, please consult their guide.

The university is divided into the following schools and institutes:

Getting There

UPEM is located in Marne-la-Vallée, a region only 20 minutes to the East of Paris. The university is conveniently located on public transportation lines:

  • RER A: Station Noisy-Champs
  • Bus 213 and 312 Stop Noisy-Champs

Français Langue Etrangère

UPEM offers French as a foreign language (FLE) courses for the international students who hope to advance their French while in Paris. These courses are for three hours per week (3 north American university credits). The groups are organized by language level (A1 to C1).