Campus Development

A Student-Centered, Consolidated Campus

Our 7th arrondissement location, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower – where we have been located since our founding – has always been part of AUP’s identity and pride of place. Five years ago, as part of our ongoing strategic planning process, we placed a student-centered AUP experience at the core of everything we do. The implication of this strategy for our campus was clear: in order to foster active learning, innovative pedagogies, student interaction across our vast diversity, and preparation for life after graduation, it was time to move from ten buildings spread across the arrondissement to a more consolidated, coherent campus. This physical transformation would provide the latest learning and working spaces conducive to student academic, personal and professional development. 

The story of our campus transformation since this pivotal moment, involving the sale of a building, the renovation of four others and the purchase of a large building on the quai d’Orsay, has been guided by keeping our eyes on the prize: meeting our students’ needs and providing environments that foster the interdisciplinary and intercultural – not to say, transformational – experiences for which our University is renowned.

AUP Ascending Capital Campaign Underway

In support of our ambitious plans, AUP has launched AUP Ascending, our first capital campaign, seeking to raise 26 million euros for the campus, research centers and community that form AUP. 18 million euros will fund the purchase and renovation of 69, quai d’Orsay, and create our new student learning center on the Seine. As we approach the half-way mark, we are actively seeking campaign donations to fulfill our ambitious goals. Read more about the progress of AUP Ascending.