Our Location in the Heart of Paris

Since its founding in 1962, AUP has become a world university of over a thousand graduate and undergraduate students, offering the premier liberal arts-based, career-enabling curriculum in Europe. Today, ready to build on these achievements, the University thrives in a context of strong leadership and cross-institutional commitment to continuous improvement. AUP has come of age and is today one of the most culturally diverse institutions in the world, welcoming students from over 100 nationalities to its exceptional location in the French capital.

We have chosen to remain in the neighborhood of our founding, the 7th arrondissement, which places us right at the center of a bustling, cosmopolitan European capital filled with art, culture, cuisine and history. Students are able to take advantage of over 200 partnerships with prestigious institutions, such as the United Nations Environmental Program, the French War College (École de Guerre) and the International Association of Business Communicators – whether it be through classwork, internships or volunteer opportunities.

By staying in the 7th, we have preserved our historical endowment and our location in central Paris. By maintaining and restoring an open campus, we encourage students to continue their education through extended interaction with the people and places around them. While a closed campus and dormitories often distance students from the “real world,” developing our urban campus is a concerted effort to do the exact opposite. Students are encouraged to see their education as a constant dialogue with the city of Paris; their learning process spills over into their explorations of the city, the country and the continent and into further discussions with professors and fellow students.