Paris Dauphine University

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Paris Dauphine University
Université Paris-Dauphine
Dauphine logo 2019 - Bleu.png
Type University, Grande école, Grand établissement (EPSCP)
Budget€115 million (2016)
President Isabelle Huault
Administrative staff
Campus Urban
Colours Blue
Affiliations Université PSL, Conférence des grandes écoles, Couperin consortium, [1] EQUIS

Paris Dauphine University (French : Université Paris-Dauphine), often referred to as Paris Dauphine or Dauphine, is a public research institution in Paris, France. It is the only institution in France to be both a grande école and University. [2] Dauphine was founded as a faculty of economics and management in 1968 in the former NATO headquarters in western Paris, in the 16th arrondissement.


Dauphine is renowned for its teaching in finance, economics, mathematics, law and business strategy. [3] Dauphine is a selective university with the status of "Grand Etablissement"; this unique legal status within the French higher education system allows Dauphine to make an entrance selection of its students. [4] On average, 90 to 95% of the accepted students received either high distinctions or the highest distinctions at their French High School National Exam results (Examen National du Baccalauréat). [5]

Dauphine is also a founding member, and now a constituent college, of Université PSL; it ranks 1st in France and in the top 50 worldwide. [6] It also belongs to the Conférence des Grandes écoles.


Founded in 1968, Dauphine is 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 became 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 NezUniversiteParisDauphine.jpg
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:

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


The University Paris IX Dauphine is one of the very few universities allowed to legally practice the selection at the entrance of students in France. The legal vagueness related to his "status" as an experimental university allowed it to select students on the bac. This situation led to the transition to the status of Grands établissements in 2004. On the other hand, there has always been a form of selection at the entrance to the 2nd cycle (graduate) for the Masters.

There is no admission bar as such at Paris-Dauphine University, since many criteria are taken into account in the evaluation of a bachelor's degree. However, 94.4% of those admitted in the first year of bachelor in June 2013 had obtained a good or very good honors degree.

67% of its students achieved "Very good" (distinction – summa cum laude) in the General Baccalaureate. Regarding Dauphine's most sought-after master's degrees, the admission rate is 3%.

Student associations

Dauphine has a wide range of student associations in many fields. Among them are :


National rankings

International rankings


Main campus of Paris-Dauphine University in Paris Universite Paris-Dauphine.jpg
Main campus of Paris-Dauphine University in Paris

Honorary degree

Notes and references

  1. "Les membres de Couperin", (in French), Paris, retrieved 12 July 2018
  2. "L'université Paris Dauphine rejoint le cercle des grandes écoles".
  3. "Université Paris-Dauphine : une ambiance entre prépa et grande école".
  4. "Portrait de fac : l'université Paris-Dauphine, tout d'une grande école".
  5. "Comment entrer à Dauphine en licence et en master".
  8. "University and business school ranking in France".
  9. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-11-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. "Université Paris-Dauphine N°1 au classement Masters Finance de Marché et Gestion de Portefeuille, Master 203-Financial Markets".
  11. "Classement Master Droit des Affaires, top 15 2018 des masters Droit des Affaires".
  12. "PSL dans les classements internationaux". 26 August 2020.
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  15. "World University Rankings - Masters In Management 2018". 1 February 2017.
  16. "World University Rankings". 19 September 2018.
  17. "World's top 100 universities for producing millionaires". 4 November 2013.
  18. "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Mathematics - 2013 - 2013 Top 200 Universities in Mathematics - ARWU-SUBJECT 2013".
  19. "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Mathematics - 2012 - 2012 Top 100 Universities in Mathematics - ARWU-SUBJECT 2012".
  20. "Academic Ranking of World Universities in Mathematics - 2011 - 2011 Top 100 Universities in Mathematics - ARWU-SUBJECT 2011".
  21. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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