Paris Dauphine University, based in the picturesque France capital, specialises in the organisation and decision sciences with a self-confessed mission to educate future generations of executives, entrepreneurs, leaders and scholars.
In 1968, Dauphine was founded as a faculty of economics and management in the former NATO headquarters in Western Paris. Now, the university has three campuses across central Paris, as well as in the heart of Paris' business district, La Défense.
The university operates close ties to the business world ensure that Dauphine students are prepared for their professional future and keep pace with an ever-evolving economic landscape.
In 2009, Dauphine became the first French university to obtain the EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development, which is given in recognition of academic excellence. It became an autonomous institution in 2011.
The institution is located in central Paris, a global centre for art, fashion, food and culture. Students can explore the picturesque 19th-century cityscape, walk by the River Seine or visit the iconic Eiffel Tower.
Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities. With over 30 associations and clubs at the university, there is plenty to do as well as attending Dauphine's numerous conferences, cultural and artistic programs and festivals.
Dauphine has developed partnerships with numerous French cultural institutions, including: The Centre Pompidou, The Musée du Luxembourg and The Musée National du Moyen-Âge.
The university also offers over 30 athletic disciplines, and facilities are located close near to the main campus boasting a 1,200m2 sports hall, dance studio, table-tennis room, weight room and squash court.
Most alumni go on to work in the fields of research, politics and business, and notable alumni include Audrey Azoulay, a French politician and current Minister of Culture, Hervé Mariton, member of the National Assembly of France and Cédric Villani, a prominent French mathematician.