The 4EU+ Alliance welcomes Paris-Panthéon-Assas University

As of 1 July 2023, the 4EU+ Alliance is joined by the Paris-Panthéon-Assas University, making it the 8th higher education institution on board of the Alliance building One Comprehensive Research-Intensive European University.

The integration of Paris-Panthéon-Assas University into the 4EU+ Alliance was unanimously approved by the 4EU+ Governing Board. “I am delighted to welcome Paris-Panthéon-Assas University into the 4EU+ family. The University will be an important asset to the 4EU+ Alliance and will help us drive the Alliance forward in accomplishing our ambition to create an even stronger alliance of European research-intensive universities”, highlighted Prof. Henrik Wegener, Rector of the University of Copenhagen and incumbent Chair of the Governing Board. For Isabelle Kratz, 4EU+ Secretary General, “the university’s excellence in many fields, particularly law, will complement the profile of the other 4EU+ members”. She looks forward to developing further the many collaborations already existing with the 4EU+ members.

Considered as the direct successor of the Faculty of Law of Paris, which was founded already in the 12th century, Paris-Panthéon-Assas University boasts rich history and academic heritage in teaching and research. It offers study programmes in Law, Political Science, Economics, Management, Information and Communication Sciences to over 23,000 students, taught by 1,500 academic staff. With strategic inter-university agreements, transnational joint study programmes, a large international student community, and overseas campuses in Singapore, Mauritius and Dubai, the University has established itself as a leader in internationalisation.

For Prof. Emmanuelle Chevreau, Vice-President for International Affairs of Paris-Panthéon-Assas University, 4EU+ Alliance’s emphasis on multidisciplinarity was one of the factors that encouraged the membership request from Paris-Panthéon-Assas University: “Paris-Panthéon-Assas University is a social science university with a strong focus on law, but it is looking to invest more in multidisciplinary research on topical issues such as sustainable development, artificial intelligence, and the European diploma. Our entry into 4EU+ is a valuable asset that will enable us to boost our research and teaching in this direction. We would like to express our gratitude to each of the members of the Alliance for their trust, and in particular to Sorbonne Université, which has supported and guided us throughout the application process,” highlights the Vice-President.

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5 Jul 2023