A word from our presidents

We created this foundation to be an extension of Paris Diderot University, its values and missions. Our University, which recently celebrated its fortieth anniversary, is internationally ranked as one of the most multidisciplinary centers of higher learning in France. To remain competitive requires integrating our campus within the larger Parisian community.

The programs of the Paris Diderot Foundation encourage everyone, whether university students, academics or partners, to become full global citizens, responsible and committed.

We hope that the Foundation fosters new encounters and collaborations in order to create dialogues within diverse academic and socio-economic worlds. The University is a place of freedom and knowledge for all, where such exchange is possible.

Through this foundation we may ensure the development of the University, and augment its connection to the city. Thus we both expand our critical understanding of the world while simultaneously become more involved in our local community.

Vincent Berger, président de l’Université Paris Diderot
Jean-Pierre Boisivon, président de la Fondation Paris Diderot

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