One of the oldest universities in France
A long time ago, somewhere in Provence... In 1303, Pope Boniface VIII founded a university in Avignon, only a few months after the one in Rome and more than a century before the one in Aix. Soon, other popes came to live in the city, and students flocked to learn law.
Suppressed like everywhere else during the Revolution, higher education was reborn in Avignon in 1964, before becoming a real university in 1984.
Today, its two campuses, Hannah Arendt and Jean-Henri FabreThese are the proof that Culture and Agro&Sciences are the cornerstones of a credible future for Provence, for its youth, for living together.
The centuries-old history of our University has led to active and recognised research, solid and appropriate training with the aim of forging talent, supporting graduates and launching nuggets. "Do not wait for the future, make it happen" is its motto.
Two campuses with their own training and a common ambition
The two campuses and the two identity axes of the University of Avignon: Agro&Sciences, and Culture, Heritage, Digital Societies, show an increased geographical coherence.
The Hannah Arendt CampusThe centre is located in the former Sainte-Marthe hospital in the heart of the city:
- the Sainte Marthe site (three of the four UFR-ip)
- the Maurice Agulhon University Library
- the Sports & Research Centre
- and, in the immediate vicinity, the Chabran site for the Continuing Education
The Jean-Henri Fabre CampusThis project, located on the Agroparc technology park, brings together :
- 7300 students spread over 2 campuses
- 600 events per year (conferences, cultural, sporting and community events)
- 3000 registrations in cultural or sports WEUs
- 1500 Culture Patch holders in 52 partner structures (theatres, cinemas, concert halls, festivals, restaurants)
- 30 student associations domiciled at the University and signatories of the Charter of Associations
- 2000 participants at the Orchid Gala and 1000 participants at the Campus Sonore at the Opéra Grand Avignon
- 500,000 views on the University's Youtube channel
- 13 % international students, from 90 different nationalities