The University lies between the Arc de Triomph and the Défense (Paris’s financial district) in the elegant 16th district of Paris. The University is housed the former NATO headquarters. Paris Dauphine is a “grand établissement” (France’s most prestigious research and higher education institutions) and part of the PSL network (Paris Science and Letters). The University also has the unique position as being the only French University to be a member of the “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles”, which is an institution for France’s engineering and business schools. The school is renowned for its courses in finance, management and law.
Student life at Dauphine is particularly vibrant and the range of activities such as debates and conferences (attracting speakers who are well known in the public and business spheres) is comparable to that of a business school.