AUP Ascending: Advancing The American University of Paris

Having created a Strategic Plan, AUP Ascending 2015-2020, to create such conditions for learning, AUP has launched its first capital campaign to create the campus home for the learning community we’ve described above. We need fitting spaces in which to foster active, problem-based, laboratory-style learning. We are currently poised to invest in our outstanding faculty and students, and to extend, consolidate and renovate appropriately our historic learning facilities in Paris’s 7th arrondissement.

Your Gift to the AUP Ascending Campaign can focus on one or more of the three campaign priorities:

  • Connecting faculty and students in ideal learning environments by creating a consolidated campus in the heart of Paris through the purchase of the Seine-front building adjoining our Combes Student Life Center.
  • Connecting disciplines by inaugurating six new centers for innovative mentored research that will span the curriculum, reflect our mission, and encourage new perspectives on the world’s greatest challenges
  • Connecting our worldwide AUP community to our campus community by developing deeper reserves of scholarship aid for qualified current students, and rewarding and recognizing our most talented faculty.

The three pillars represent a bold vision for 2020. AUP has launched a 26 million euro campaign to raise funds for:

Campus

Pillar 1: From Separate Buildings to a Single Spectacular Home

Centers

Pillar 2: From Discrete Disciplines to Global Impact

Community

Pillar 3: An Institution’s Wealth is its People