UPEC - Knowledge knows no border

Published on March 13, 2015 Updated on May 13, 2020
UPEC University
The largest multidisciplinary university in the Paris area, Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) may be described as a bold yet successful enterprise. In little more than 50 years since its foundation in 1970, UPEC has established itself both as a locally grounded institution and globally connected university.

Only 20 minutes from the heart of Paris, UPEC stands out with its 120,000 square meter campus, its comprehensive programs and state-of-the-art research. The university houses 33 research centers, and 16 faculties, schools and institutes, for a student population of over 36,000.
Courses and trainings are specially tailored to meet international standards and cover an extensive range of disciplines, from technical degrees to doctorates (Ph. D). Besides, UPEC has signed more than 580 international agreements with universities and laboratories, and enjoys governmental as well as European support.

Internationally-oriented, UPEC boasts a rich social diversity and welcomes over 3,700 foreign students each year. Special services are dedicated to helping them with their everyday life, such as adapted French courses, easy access to healthcare for all students, and specific support for administrative procedures and accommodation.

UPEC’s study offer also includes programs entirely taught in English, as the University welcomes numerous teachers and researchers from abroad.