PARTNERS / University of Paris 8

Université Paris 8 Vincennes – Saint-Denis, founded in 1968, is the heir to the experimental centre of Vincennes born in the intellectual and pedagogical turmoil that 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 the modern world. The reputation and influence of Université Paris 8 is also grounded in the international fame of a number of scholars who have held teaching positions in the institution such as Jean-François Lyotard, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Lacan. Based in Saint-Denis, Paris 8 is attended by students from all around the world. The innovative nature of the research undertaken here can be traced back to the various fields studied. The university became a pioneer in fields as psychoanalysis, urban planning, geopolitics, cinema, gender studies, etc.