TRANSFORMING THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE 21st CENTURY
Supported by eleven prestigious institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences, the Condorcet Campus brings together - in a single location - an exceptional concentration of scientific forces. It provides these disciplines with an emblematic infrastructure, dedicated to new synergies and tailored to meet the educational, scientific and digital challenges of the 21st century. This new dynamic, strengthened by the creation of one of the main centers for doctoral studies on an international scale, stimulates scientific emulation by promoting the influence of the humanities and social sciences.
A NEW RESEARCH AND TRAINING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
At a time when research is becoming globalized, when the development of European and international programs is sharpening international competition, when scientific work methods are constantly being renewed, and when current events are constantly calling for the expertise of the humanities and social sciences, the Condorcet Campus is providing them with high-performance facilities with international visibility, which aims to develop a world-class center to meet the educational, scientific, and digital challenges of the 21st century.
AN EXCEPTIONAL CONCENTRATION OF SCIENTIFIC FORCES
This site is home to more than 100 research units in humanities and social sciences, bringing together several thousand teacher-researchers and researchers. 4,800 doctoral students, many of them from abroad, attend the Campus, making it one of the world's leading doctoral centers in the humanities and social sciences. Several programs that have been awarded the "Investissements d'avenir" (Investments of Future), such as Laboratoires d’excellence (Labex) or Équipements d’excellence (Équipex), are located there. A very large research infrastructure called The Huma-Num, specifically dedicated to digital innovation in the humanities and social sciences, is also based here. In addition, there are numerous research programs funded on a national or international scale (ANR, ERC, etc.), commensurate with the members' commitment to projects of this nature. These are therefore scientific forces of great dimension, exceptional quality and considerable visibility that have joined the Condorcet Campus and bring it to life.
PARTICIPATING IN THE MAKING OF THE CITY
The Condorcet Campus takes the form of a university district traversed by public spaces and in no way separated from its environment, with which it intends to maintain a close and harmonious relationship. In Paris as in Aubervilliers, it is located in areas that are undergoing extremely rapid urban restructuring and transformation, driven by both the City of Paris and the Plaine Commune Public Territorial Establishment. The Campus intends to play a full role, in close cooperation with the local authorities, in this urban renewal, which is creating the new urban landscape of northern Paris and the Plaine Saint-Denis area.
Its 11 member institutions:
• Centre national de la recherche scientifique,
• École des hautes études en sciences sociales,
• École nationale des chartes,
• École pratique des hautes études,
• Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme,
• Institut national d'études démographiques,
• Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne,
• Université Sorbonne nouvelle,
• Université Paris 8 Vincennes - Saint-Denis,
• Université Paris Nanterre,
• Université Sorbonne Paris Nord.
Its key figures :
- 1 campus
- 2 sites: Aubervilliers and Porte de La Chapelle
In Aubervilliers :
40% green space
1 conference center
11 buildings including 5 dedicated to research
1 large documentary facility
1,400 seats in the large documentary facility
2,600 office workstations
100 research units
451 student housing units
88 housing units for visiting researchers
12,000 people expected
The future Paris site (opening 2023/24):
20 000 m2
1 university restaurant
850 seats in the library
4,000 people expected