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Conservatoire national des arts et métiers • CNAM

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The Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), or National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, is a famous and prestigious doctoral degree-granting higher education establishment (or grand établissement) and Grande école which means elite school, operated by the French government, dedicated to providing education and conducting research for the promotion of science and industry. It has a large museum of inventions accessible to the public with over 250 000 visitors per year.

It was founded on 10 October 1794, during the French Revolution. It was first proposed by Abbé Henri Grégoire as a "depository for machines, models, tools, drawings, descriptions and books in all the areas of the arts and trades". The deserted Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs (and particularly its Gothic refectory by Pierre de Montereau) was selected as the site of collection, which formally opened in 1802.

Tennis Court Oath (1789) by David : the abbot Henri Grégoire, was a founding member of "conservatoire national des arts et métiers", is shown with abbot black clothes in the drawing center.

Originally charged with the collection of inventions, it has since become an educational institution. At the present time, it is known primarily as a continuing education school for adults seeking engineering (multidisciplinary scientific program) and business degrees, proposing evening classes in a variety of topics.

The collection of inventions is now operated by the Musée des Arts et Métiers. The original Foucault pendulum was exhibited as part of the collection, but was moved to the Panthéon in 1995 during museum renovation. It was later reinstalled in the Musée des Arts et Métiers. On 6 April 2010, the cable suspending the original pendulum bob snapped causing irreparable damage to the pendulum and to the marble flooring of the museum.

The novel Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco deals greatly with this establishment, as the Foucault pendulum hung in the museum plays a great role in the storyline. The novel was published in 1989 prior to the pendulum being moved back to the Panthéon during museum reconstruction.

The Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers is located at 292 rue Saint Martin, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, in the historical area of the city named Le Marais.
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Aix-Marseille University

Marseille

Aix-Marseille University (AMU) (French: Aix-Marseille Université) is a public research university located in Provence, southern France. It was founded in 1409 when Louis II of Anjou, Count of Provence, petitioned the Pisan Antipope Alexander V to create the University of Provence. The university as it is today was formed by the merger of the University of Provence, the University of the Mediterranean and Paul Cézanne University. The merger became effective on 1 January 2012, resulting in the creation of the largest university in the French-speaking world, with about 70,000 students. AMU has the largest financial endowment of any academic institution in the Francophone world, standing at €722 million.

The university is organized around five main campuses situated in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. Apart from its major campuses, AMU owns and operates facilities in Arles, Aubagne, Avignon, Digne-les-Bains, Gap, La Ciotat, Lambesc and Salon-de-Provence. The university is headquartered at the Pharo, Marseille.

AMU has produced many notable alumni in the fields of law, politics, business, economics and literature. To date, there have been four Nobel Prize Laureates amongst its alumni and faculty, as well as a two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, three César Award winners, several heads of state or government, parliamentary speakers, government ministers, ambassadors and members of the constituent academies of the Institut de France.

AMU has hundreds of research and teaching partnerships, including close collaboration with the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA). AMU is a member of numerous academic organisations including the European University Association (EUA) and the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED).
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Lille 1 University of Science and Technology

Villeneuve-d'AscqMathematics, Statistics, Finance Business Law Management Literature

The Université Lille 1 is a French university located on a dedicated main campus in Villeneuve d'Ascq with 20,000 full-time students plus 14,500 students in continuing education (2004). 1,310 permanent faculty members plus 1,200 staff and around 140 CNRS researchers work there in the different University Lille 1 institutes and 43 research labs. University Lille 1 is a member of the European Doctoral College Lille-Nord-Pas de Calais, which produces 400 doctorate dissertations every year. The university is ranked in the world top 200 universities in mathematics by the Shanghai ranking.

University Lille 1 was established in 1854 in Lille, although its academic roots extend back to 1562. It later moved to Villeneuve d'Ascq in 1967. The University focuses on science and technology. Law, business management and medical fields are taught in the independent campus of Université de Lille II, while literature and social sciences are taught as part of the independent campus of Université de Lille III. Altogether, the three university campuses in Lille include more than 90,000 students and are the main parts of the Université Lille Nord de France.
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Pantheon-Sorbonne University • Paris 1

ParisMathematics, Statistics, FinanceEconomicsLawPolitical ScienceEcology, Evolution, EnvironmentCultural StudiesArea StudiesAudit, AccountingDecision Support, StatisticsGeographyArchaeologyHistoryLanguages, Philology, Linguistic StudiesPhilosophy

Pantheon-Sorbonne University (French: Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), also known as "La Sorbonne" and "Paris I", is a public research university in Paris, France. It focuses on the areas of law, humanities, political science, social sciences, economics, logic and finance. It is the main inheritor of the world's second oldest academic institution, the University of Paris, shortly before the latter officially ceased to exist on December 31, 1970, as a consequence of the French cultural revolution of 1968, often referred to as "the French May".

A major pole of research and learning, Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne is one of the most prestigious universities in France and the best institution in its main domains (it is first in France in Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Law, History, Philosophy). It was rated by the 2014 QS World University Ranking 13th in History and Archaeology (1st in France), 22nd in Philosophy (1st in France), 27th in Law (1st in France), 43rd in Geography and Area Studies (1st in France), 44th in Economics, and Econometrics (1st in France), 51-100th in Accounting and Finance (1st in France), 51-100th in Politics and International Studies (2nd in France), 51-100th in Modern Languages (2nd in France), and 151-200th in Statistics and Operational Research (4th in France). In Economics, it is a member of the world-renowned Paris School of Economics. The international approach and the quality of its teachers is recognized worldwide, with the university having the overall highest reputation of all academic institutions in France, according to The Times Higher Education.

Pantheon-Sorbonne's headquarters is located on the Place du Panthéon in the Latin Quarter, an area in the 5th and the 6th arrondissements of Paris. The university also occupies part of the Sorbonne and other renowned French university buildings. Some forty thousand students (including internationals) are enrolled in fourteen teaching and research departments (Unités de Formation et de Recherche), as well as five institutes offering degree courses in law, political science, economics, management and humanities.

The University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne supports a modern approach of humanities, political, social and economic sciences on the basis of research, fieldwork, participant observation and ethnography. The dual master's degree (such as "Economics and Psychology" or "Economics and Quantitative Economics", among others) in partnership with other important French academic institutions such as Paris Descartes University or the Sciences Po, among others, emphasizes opportunities offered as far as research is concerned.
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Paris Descartes University • Paris V; Paris 5

ParisComputer Science, RoboticsEconomicsLawPsychologyEcology, Evolution, EnvironmentCultural StudiesMedicine, General, InternalChemistryMathematics, Statistics, FinancePhysicsAnthropologyBusinessBiology, Biochemistry, BiotechnologyLanguages, Philology, Linguistic StudiesPharmacology, Pharmacy

Paris Descartes University (French: Université Paris 5 René Descartes), also known as "Paris V", is a public research university in Paris, France. It belongs to the leading academic alliance Sorbonne Paris Cité. It was established in order to succeed the medicine department of the world's second oldest academic institution, the University of Paris (often referred as the Sorbonne), shortly before the latter officially ceased to exist on December 31, 1970, as a consequence of the French cultural revolution of 1968, often referred to as "the French May". It is one of the best and the most prestigious French universities, mainly in the areas of medical sciences, biomedical sciences, law, computer science, economics and psychology.

Headquartered in the historic École de Chirurgie in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, the university strongly focuses on medical sciences (medicine, dental medicine, pharmacy, psychology), biomedical sciences (cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biomedical physic), social sciences (sociology, anthropology, linguistics, demographics, science of education), mathematics, computer science and law (information technology law, business law, tax law, public law, private law...).

A major pole of research and learning, Paris Descartes - Sorbonne Paris Cité is one of the most prestigious universities in France and the best one in its main domains. On that basis among others, it was rated by the 2013 QS World University Ranking 51-100th in Pharmacy and Pharmacology (1st in France), 101-150th in Biological Sciences (1st in France), 100th in Medicine (first in France), 151-200th in Psychology (1st in France), 151-200th in Linguistics (2nd in France), and 151-200th in Law (2nd in France).

The University Paris Descartes supports a modern approach of social sciences on the basis of fieldwork, participant observation and ethnography (Master's degree in cultural and social anthropology, at the School of humanities and social sciences - Sorbonne). The dual master's degree ("Economics and Psychology" and "Cogmaster") in partnership with other important French academic institutions such as Pantheon-Sorbonne University and the École Normale Supérieure emphasizes opportunities offered as far as research is concerned.

Faculty members have included eminent jurists, doctors and politicians.
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Pierre and Marie Curie University • UPMC

Paris

Pierre and Marie Curie University (French: Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie; abbreviated UPMC), also known as University of Paris VI, is a public research university and was established in 1971 following the division of the University of Paris (Sorbonne), and is a principal heir to Faculty of Sciences of the Sorbonne (French: Faculté des sciences de Paris), although it can trace its roots back to 1109 and the Abbey of St Victor.

The university is located on the Jussieu Campus in the Latin Quarter of the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France. The French cultural revolution of 1968, commonly known as "the French May", resulted in the division of the world's second oldest academic institution, the University of Paris, into thirteen autonomous universities.

UPMC is the largest scientific and medical complex in France, active in many fields of research with scope and achievements at the highest level, as demonstrated by the many awards regularly won by UPMC researchers, and the many international partnerships it maintains across all five continents. Several university rankings have regularly put UPMC at the 1st place in France, and it has been ranked as one of the top universities in the world. The ARWU (2014) has ranked UPMC as the 1st in France, 6th in Europe and 35th in the world and also 4th in field of mathematics, 25th in field of physics, 14th in field of natural sciences and 32nd in field of engineering, technology and computer science.

It has more than 125 laboratories, most of them in association with the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Some of its most notable institutes and laboratories include the Institut Henri Poincaré, Institut d'astrophysique de Paris, Laboratoire d'informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6), Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu (shared with University Paris-Diderot) and the Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel (shared with École Normale Supérieure).

The University's Faculty of Medicine Pierre and Marie Curie is located in the teaching hospitals Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine (the latter itself being the successor to Saint-Antoine-des-Champs Abbey).
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University of Lille

Villeneuve-d'Ascq

University campuses in the Academy of Lille are members of the Université Lille Nord de France and European Doctoral College Lille Nord-Pas de Calais.

Lille has three public university campus (student enrollment: 90,000):
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University of Rouen

Mont-Saint-Aignan

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University of Toulouse II - Le Mirail

Toulouse

Lake Reynerie at Le Mirail, seen from the neighboring park.

Université Toulouse II or University of Toulouse II (known by the name of Université de Toulouse-Jean Jaurès since 2014 and formerly Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, or UTM) is one of 3 universities in Toulouse, France.

The campus, situated in Toulouse's grand architectural project of the 1960s, Le Mirail, was conceived and built by the team of architects Candilis, Josic, Woods.

Mirail University was hastily conceived as a result of the saturation of the original buildings in the city centre and of course the events of May 1968. At that time it was decided to divide the University of Toulouse into three: The law faculty became Université Toulouse I, occupying all the old university buildings, the humanities faculty became Université de Toulouse II – Le Mirail, named after its new location, and the departments of science and medicine became Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III). In 1969, a fourth university in Toulouse was created, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, a school of engineering.

After the opening of many extensions (one of which was situated in military barracks) in order to free up the university in the city centre, the campus in Le Mirail opened its doors one section at a time starting in 1971, and completed the transfer by 1973. Planned for 11,000 students, the university today is a victim of its own success, with a student population of roughly 27,500.

As the humanities university of Toulouse, it is organised into many pedagogical components: UFRs (unités de formation et de recherche) and university institutes. It is also host to a number of student groups and associations, including the theater troupe Les Soeurs Fatales and the irreverent student-run newspaper The Mariner.
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University of Lille

Villeneuve-d'Ascq

University campuses in the Academy of Lille are members of the Université Lille Nord de France and European Doctoral College Lille Nord-Pas de Calais.

Lille has three public university campus (student enrollment: 90,000):
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University of Lille

Villeneuve-d'Ascq

University campuses in the Academy of Lille are members of the Université Lille Nord de France and European Doctoral College Lille Nord-Pas de Calais.

Lille has three public university campus (student enrollment: 90,000):

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