Since its creation, the Cité internationale has welcomed several generations of young talent who have become great intellectual figures. Today it is a place of life for youth engaged in building a new world and continues to be a place for debates where you can reflect on solutions to the big questions of our time.


Intellectual and cultural abundance

L'Université de la paix: creating debate on the major issues of the contemporary world

A week of debates on the major challenges to peace. An opportunity for the 12,000 or so residents living on campus and the general public to debate in the presence of researchers and personalities.

Women in the World conferences and events

From the “gender issue” to the controversies surrounding the “veil” and its avatars, the commitment of women and, more broadly, their roles in contemporary societies, give rise to passionate debate. With its international roots, the Cité internationale is offering a series of conferences and cultural events on the theme of Women in the World.

The Researchers’ Club

The multidisciplinary and international Researchers’ Club is part of the policy of welcoming researchers in scientific mobility. A series of debates, a cultural programme and thematic meetings enable French and international post-doctoral researchers living or working in the Île-de-France region to meet and exchange ideas.


In order to allow residents to realise their artistic, cultural, citizen or even sportive projects, the Cité internationale puts out a call twice a year for projects to support resident initiatives. It allows selected projects to benefit from financial aid from the Residents’ Initiative Fund. The projects can be on various themes such as peace, sport, digitalisation, culture, citizenship, the environment and solidarity. They must involve several houses on campus and encourage residents to meet and have exchanges.


Thanks to its 43 houses, the Cité internationale offers rich cultural and artistic programmes as well as debates about the big issues facing the modern world: concerts, screenings, conferences, exhibitions, performances… Discover them in our Citéscope cultural agenda.