The International University Campus in Paris is an organisation unique in the university and institutional sphere in France.
An unprecedented alliance of public and private actors
The International University Campus in Paris is administered by a body under private law, the National Foundation, International University Campus in Paris, recognised as being in the public interest by a decree of 6th June 1925.
The Universities of Paris, the proprietors of the buildings, have entrusted to it the task of development and administration of the work of the International Campus. It is bound to ensure compliance with its founding ideals and principles and to coordinate the joint missions of its residences.
The National Foundation, International University Campus in Paris is governed by a Council of Administration. The Managing Director, appointed by this Council, manages the Campus under the direction of the President.
75 % self-financing, this foundation ultimately benefits from donations from public and private patrons.
The different status of the residences.
The International Campus comprises 40 accommodation units, the residences. Eighteen of these residences are under the aegis of and are managed by the National Foundation, International University Campus in Paris. These are the “associate residences”. The other residences are foundations, recognised in their own right as being in the public interest and have their own legal personality.
Whatever may be their status and their type of management, all the residences comply with shared principles and act in concert, in particular as regards the admission of residents, life on the Campus, the cultural programme etc.
The Residents’ Committees
At the beginning of every academic year each residence organises the election of a Residents’ Committee. This represents the residents in dealings with the administrative authorities and participates in the communal life of the residence.
The committee appoints two representatives to the Assembly of Delegates of the Residents’ Committees (ADCR). The task of the ADCR is to liaise with the National Foundation, International University Campus in Paris on all issues affecting life on the International Campus.