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 Fabre, are proof that culture and agro-sciences are the cornerstones of a credible future for Provence, for its youth, for living together.

The multi-century history of our University leads to active and recognized research, solid and adapted training with the aim of forging talents, accompanying graduates and launching gems. "Do not wait for the future, make it happen" is its motto.

Two campuses with their own training programs and a common ambition

The two campuses and the two identity axes of Avignon University: Agro&Sciences, and Culture, Heritage, Digital Societies, show an increased geographical coherence.

The Hannah Arendt Campus, located in the former Sainte-Marthe hospital in the heart of the city, brings together:The Jean-Henri Fabre Campus, located on the Agroparc technology park, brings together:

Key figures

  • 7300 students spread over 2 campuses
  • 600 events per year (conferences, cultural, sporting and community events)
  • 3000 registrations in cultural or sports UEO
  • 1500 Culture Patch holders at 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 in the Orchid Gala and 1000 participants in the Campus Sonore at the Opéra Grand Avignon
  • 500 000 views on the University's Youtube channel
  • 13% international students, from 90 different nationalities

Date of update May 25, 2021