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Building Policy

The UPL Community’s building policy has been produced taking into account regional development, including the “Grand Paris” project and in particular the advent of a circular metro system linking both universities, and the proposals outlined in the “State-Regional Plan Contract” (CPER) 2015-2020.

Based on this, the UPL Community has the following priorities:

To develop an exceptional infrastructure for the campuses, to make the site superbly suited to research and teaching, based on “heritage-archives- artistic creation” combined with a digital approach.

Therefore, the following measures will be implemented:

  • The construction of the museum of the Contemporary International Library (Bibliothèque Documentaire Internationale et Contemporaine de Nanterre (BDIC)) : a building dedicated to archives and consultation befitting a famous institution
  • The construction of a Centre des Arts (Centre for Arts) will enable the roll-out of a range of activities relating to research and Arts creation at Université Paris 8’s research and education unit (UFR).

To improve the coherence of the campuses to help students and aid educational innovation, by collating and relocating student-based services at the entrances of the universities, and by opening learning centres in each university.

This measure is illustrated by two projects submitted as part of the “State-Regional Plan Contract” (CPER) 2015-2020:

  • The “Coeur de Campus” project, with which the Paris 8 learning centre project is associated
  • The construction of a welcome building for Université Paris Ouest.

Furthermore, this strategic focus includes the project of installing the INS HEA (an associate member of the Université Paris Lumières) near to the Université Paris Ouest campus.

To revitalize ageing and poorly insulated university buildings in an innovative and ambitious way, focusing on energy and cost efficiency

Two main objectives support this strategic focus: improvements to the working conditions of students and staff, and reduced energy costs

Much funding has been requested as part of CPER 2015-2020, but also from the FEDER European fund, in order to revitalize ageing and poorly insulated buildings, as well as for the removal of asbestos