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University of Perpignan Via Domitia

The University of Perpignan Via Domita is a modestly sized, multidisciplinary and dynamic campus. Involved in projects at local level, its influence also extends towards southern Catalonia and the rest of the world.

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About

History

The first University of Perpignan was established in 1350 by King Peter IV of Aragon. Even then, it had a reputation as a multidisciplinary centre of learning – a reputation that has endured to this day. In 1979, the University of Perpignan became financially, administratively and educationally autonomous.

Education

In addition to the academic courses that it offers, the UPVD is also involved in renewable energies: it runs a Master’s degree in solar energy, with support from the DERBI competitivity cluster and has a "Renewable energies" department at the Montpellier Polytech engineering school.

Research

We are not just an establishment of prestige: the University of Perpignan has adopted the pragmatic approach of a centre for higher education and research that is focused first and foremost on helping its students gain a foothold on the job market. As they move about the campus, students will brush shoulders with company leaders, all professionals, experts and specialists from a wide range of socio-economic sectors.

University Ranking

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Services

Student services

The Préfecture of the Pyrénées-Orientales and the French office for immigration and integration (OFII) have branches at the overseas students' reception office to help you with the procedures that you are required to follow.

Housing services

The University of Perpignan Via Domitia has entered into an agreement with the Perpignan CLOUS so that a selection of rooms may be made available for overseas students studying at the University within the framework of exchange programmes (CRéPUQ, Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus). However, as the number of rooms available is lower than the number of incoming students, not all requests may be granted.

If you would like a room or studio in a university residence, you must contact the SURI (University international relations office) representative for your exchange programme to find out details of availability and the conditions under which rooms are allocated.

Library services

The search engine explores the BU collections, in both paper and digital formats, as well as open access content: books, articles, theses and dissertations.

It brings together the collections of the BU Law-Letters, Sciences, Narbonne, Font-Romeu, Campus Mailly, Maison des Pays Catalans and part of the collections of the Library of the European Center for Prehistoric Research of Tautavel.

Student Life

Campus life

The UPVD has developed expertise in a number of key areas at its various satellite campuses: sport in Font Romeu, tourism in Mende, urban planning law in Narbonne and Marketing techniques in Carcassonne. And finally, the high quality of life that this southern city offers – sandwiched between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean, only one hour from Barcelona – should be emphasised.

Sports facilities

The APS panel is organized around nine families of sports:1- OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

  • HIKING
  • PARAGLIDING
  • SKIING
  • SAIL
  • CANYONING
  • KITE SURF

2- MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES

  • BODY SCULPT
  • ZUMBA FITNESS
  • STEP
  • TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING

3- EXPRESSION ACTIVITIES

  • BACHATA

4- RELAXATION ACTIVITIES

  • YOGA
  • WELLNESS
  • GYM DETOX

5- AQUATIC ACTIVITIES

  • SWIMMING

6- BALLISTIC ACTIVITIES

GOLF

ARCHERY

7- TEAM SPORTS

  • RUGBY
  • FOOTBALL
  • HAND BALL
  • BASKETBALL
  • VOLLEYBALL

8- RACKET SPORTS

  • PADEL
  • TENNIS
  • BADMINTON / TABLE TENNIS 

9- COMBAT SPORTS

  • KARATE DEFENSE SYSTEM
  • ENGLISH BOXING
  • FRENCH BOXING SAVATE

Student clubs

  • ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT OF COMPANIES AND ADMINISTRATIONS - GEA
  • HUMANI'SOL ASSOCIATION - HUMANI'SOL
  • MEXI'SOL ASSOCIATION - MEXI'SOL
  • STUDENT RELAY ASSOCIATION FOR UNIVERSITY LIFE - REVU
  • TRANSLOG 66 GLT ASSOCIATION - TRANSLOG 66
  • ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS OF THE PYRÉNÉES-ORIENTALES - AENPO
  • ASSOCIATION OF PERPIGNAN JURISTS - AJP
  • ASSOCIATION OF SENEGALESE STUDENTS IN PERPIGNAN - ASEP
  • ASSOCIATION OF MALIAN STUDENTS IN PERPIGNAN - ASSEMAP
  • HANDICAP ASSOCIATION - HANDICAP ASSOCIATION
  • BEARDED VULTURE ASSOCIATION - BEARDED VULTURES
  • RADIO CAMPUS 66 ASSOCIATION - RADIO CAMPUS 66
  • TIC & TAC ASSOCIATION - TIC & TAC
  • UPVD DOCTORAL ASSOCIATION - UPVDOC

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