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Universities in France

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Universities in France

The French public higher education system includes universities and other higher education institutes, that provide both education curricula and related degrees up to doctoral degree and also contribute to research activities. They are the backbone of the tertiary education institutions in France. They are listed as different categories, depending on their administrative status, size and extents of research activity compared to educational activities.

Aside from the nationally funded public education system that provides recognised degrees to the vast majority of students in France and that keeps tuition fees low, there exist private institutes.

Public universities in France

The eighty-one French public universities are organised per administrative 'académie'. Some of them have a joint collegial university cluster organisation for research, that is referred-to as 'Pôle de recherche et d'enseignement supérieur (PRES)'.

Hereafter is indicated the name of the académie with the name of the PRES in brackets when applicable, then the list of related universities in the 'académie'.

Public technical universities, institutes of technologies and autonomous scientific higher education institutes

The Établissements publics à caractère scientifique, culturel et professionnel (EPCSP) that are not listed as universities in the list above operate as university-grade institutes.

Grandes écoles

Main article: Grandes Écoles

Private universities

Art schools

See also

External links

  • Research and higher education institutions in France
  • Egide's list of French universities
  • French Universities, Study abroad in France
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