Paris Dauphine University

Paris Dauphine University

Paris Dauphine University
Université Paris-Dauphine
Established 1968
Type Grand établissement (EPSCP),
Grande école
Affiliation PSL Paris Sciences et Lettres , Conférence des grandes écoles
Budget €85 million
President Laurent Batsch
Administrative staff
Students 10,000
Location Paris, France
Campus Urban

Paris Dauphine University (French: Université Paris-Dauphine), often referred to as Paris Dauphine or Dauphine is a public research and higher education institution in Paris, France. Dauphine was founded as a faculty of economics and management in 1968 in the former NATO headquarters in Western Paris, in the XVIth arrondissement. It belongs to the Conférence des Grandes écoles.

Dauphine is also a founding member of a multidisciplinary alliance in Paris, "Paris Sciences et Lettres" (PSL*).


  • History 1
  • International relations 2
  • Rankings 3
  • Alumni 4
  • Honorary degree 5
  • Notes and references 6
  • External links 7


Founded in 1968, Dauphine has been specialized in the organization and decision sciences: Management, Economics, Law, Political Science, Sociology, Applied Mathematics, Management Information Systems and Languages.

In 2009, Université Paris-Dauphine obtained the EQUIS accreditation (European Quality for Improvement System) awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development.

In 2011, Université Paris-Dauphine becomes officially recognized as one of the 16 partners and co-founders of Paris Sciences et Lettres.

Dauphine University in Paris, housed in the Palais de l'Otan, the former NATO headquarters designed by Jacques Carlu.

International relations

Dauphine’s international relations cover:

  • Paris Dauphine University is also present in Tunis through the Tunis-Dauphine Institute.
  • 180 agreements with more than 40 countries
  • 6 joint diplomas with two universities:
  • 24.9% international students enrolled in various programmes or diplomas in 2004/2005, including several students from Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia.

Some notable Professors of Dauphine such as Professor Pierre-Louis Lions (Fields Medal in 1994), Professor Witold Litwin (inventor of linear hashing and fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery in France).


National rankings

International rankings

  • 2014: 36th best university in the world for producing millionnaires[3]
  • 2013: 23rd best university in the world in "Mathematics" according to the Shanghai ranking[4]
  • 2012: 18th best university in the world in "Mathematics" according to the Shanghai ranking[5]
  • 2011: 18th best university in the world in "Mathematics" according to the Shanghai ranking[6]
  • 2010: 97th/1000 business school of the world according to eduniversal ranking[7]
  • 2008: 64th university in the world according to the Ecole Supérieure des Mines de Paris ranking
New campus of Paris-Dauphine in the La Défense business district, sharing facilities with the Léonard de Vinci University Center (PULV).


Main campus of Paris-Dauphine University in Paris

Honorary degree

Notes and references

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External links

  • Dauphine University, Paris Website