A UNIQUE COMMUNITY IN THE WORLD

The Cité internationale universitaire de Paris is a campus unlike any other and as an alumni you belong to a large family whose values you share. The years that you have spent at your house have almost certainly corresponded to key moments in your career. You have met extraordinary people and have tasted the flavours of the world. Along with others you have learned to live with cultural diversity. You have left the Cité internationale with a new outlook on life and on yourself. You are now part of a community that is unique in the world and strong in diversity! No matter where you are in the world, the Cité Alumni network is there with you.

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Discover the advantages and privileged services

An interactive directory

Access to an online directory and chart to find all the alumni around the world.

Employment offers

Consult and share the employment offers on the job board.

Benefits just for you

Benefit from numerous advantages (stay in a house, guided tours, sports at preferential rates etc).

 

Events everywhere

Participate in numerous alumni network events in the houses and around the world (online cafés, debates, meetings etc.).

Clubs and professional circles

Create or take part in thematic clubs (entrepreneurship, cinema, peace, sports etc.), geographic clubs (by country) or professional groups (culture, digital etc.).

Tools for exchange and engagement

Chat with alumni, meet up in your country or city, sponsor a residents’ project, write opinion pieces or become an ambassador…

A different outlook on the world

A talented community

Louise Krieger

Film production manager, alumna of the Deutsch de la Meurthe Foundation

Robert Harfouche

Founder of Efiester.com and Just-help.org, alumnus of Maison du Liban

Aude Nyadanu

PhD, Founder and Director of Lowpital, alumna of the South East Asia Student House

What have they become ?

Hanane Hadjloum, alumnus of the Maison des étudiants canadiens, advisor for the development of international affairs at Desjardins

“I have always attached particular importance to human relations. In my professional career, I have always favoured ‘human’ institutions, teams and managers.”

Mitch Abeita, alumnus of the Maison des étudiants canadiens and the Fondation suisse, lawyer and professional basketball player

« I’m passionate about fostering the development of young minds in education. I played professionally for 10 years, but always enjoyed coaching. It warms my heart to see a young person carving their path in life. It breaks my heart when I see them give up. At my law firm we have a saying: “Aqui Nadie Se Rinde” which loosely translates to “Nobody gives up here”. »

Fumio Mizuno, alumnus of the Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Associate Professor, Tohoku Institute of Technology

« My hobbies is working on electronics. What I like about my work is that it provides the possibility to create technological innovation through education and research, allowing to develop wearable robots to extend human sense and assistive robot and devices for welfare. »

FAQ

How do I become a member of the Cité Alumni network?

To become a member you will need to create an account on Cité Alumni. Don’t wait until the end of your stay at the Cité internationale to register: you become an alumnus when you arrive on campus. Become a member

Is membership free or paid-for?

Membership to the Cité internationale’s alumni network is completely free!

How do I update my contact details?

Up-to-date contact details ensure that you are invited to events and stay informed about the benefits and services available to you. You can update your contact details logging into your profile and changing your “contact” tab (my profile – contact – change).

 

What are the advantages of being an alumnus and how can I benefit from them?

To benefit from the advantages reserved for alumni, you firstly need to create a profile on the portal www.cite-alumni.fr. Once you’ve logged in you will find a list of the preferential services and benefits available to you.

 

How do I find my alumni friends?

Thanks to the interactive directory, you can find your friends from the Cité internationale by using the multiple filters (surname, first name, nationality, building, year of stay, location, etc.). Consult the directory.

I want to help bring the Cité Alumni network to life. How do I do this?

There are several ways that you can get involved in the Alumni community: be an Alumni ambassador, sponsor a project, create a thematic club or a geographic circle in your city/country… Find out more

famous alumni talk about it

I experienced exceptional intellectual and cultural mixing in these places. We were all citizens of a world without borders and without cultural barriers. I am sure that the contacts I made here, with all these cultures, have helped me to better understand the problems that a politician in charge of a population must face.

Abdou Diouf, President of Senegal between 1981 and 2000, General Secretary of the International Organisation of French-Speaking Countries between 2002 and 2014, alumnus of the Résidence Lucien Paye from 1958 until 1959

DISCOVER THEIR TESTIMONIALS

Famous alumni throughout history

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Paul Nizan
French writer and philosopher

Alumnus of the Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe 

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Habib Bourguiba
President of the Tunisian Republic

Alumnus of the Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe 

Jean-Paul Sartre
French writer and philosopher

Alumnus of the Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe 

1931-1934
Léopold Sédar Senghor
Senegalese poet and writer, first president of the Republic of Senegal

Alumnus of the Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe 

1934
Aimé Césaire
French poet and politician from Martinique

Alumnus of the Maison des Provinces de France

1945
Roland Dumas
French lawyer and politician, Minister, President of the Conseil constitutionnel

Alumnus of the Fondation danoise

1946
Georges Charpak
French-Polish physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992

Alumnus of the Fondation Abreu de Grancher

1947
Pierre-Elliott Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada

Alumnus of the Maison des étudiants canadiens

1950
Antoni Tapies Puig
Spanish painter and sculptor

Alumnus of the Collège d’Espagne

1951
Michel Camdessus
French economist, Governor of the Banque de France

Alumnus of the Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe

1951
Julio Cortazar
Argentine writer, representative of the "Latin American boom" literary movement

Alumnus of the Maison de l’Argentine

1952
Luc Montagnier
French virologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008

Alumnus of the Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe

1952
Costa Gavras
Greek filmmaker, winner of two film Oscars

Alumnus of the Fondation Hellénique

1952
Henri de Laborde de Monpezat
Consort Prince of Denmark

Alumnus of the Maison des Etudiants de l’Asie du Sud-Est

Koïchiro Mastuura
Japanese diplomat, Director General of UNESCO from 1999 to 2009

Alumnus of the Maison du Japon (?)

1954
Margo Glantz
Mexican writer, journalist and teacher

Alumna of the Maison du Mexique

1957
Michèle Cotta
French journalist and writer

Alumna of the Collège Néerlandais

1957
Seiji Ozawa
Conductor, Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Alumnus of the Maison du Brésil

1957
Farah Diba (Pahlavi)
Empress of Iran

Alumna of the Collège néerlandais

1958
Abdou Diouf
President of Senegal and Secretary General of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

Alumnus of the Fondation Lucien Paye

1958
Jacques Barrot
French politician, Minister, Vice-President of the European Commission

Alumnus of the Résidence Robert Garric

1958
Jacques Santer
Prime Minister of Luxembourg, President of the European Commission

Alumnus of the Fondation Biermans -Lapôtre

1959
Malcolm Bilson
American pianist and musicologist

Alumnus of the Fondation des Etats-Unis

1961
Fernando Henrique Cardoso
President of the Federative Republic of Brazil

Unknown building

1961
Jacques Toubon
French politician, member of parliament, minister and Defender of Rights

Alumnus of the Maison des Provinces de France

1961
Michael Edwards
Poet, writer, professor at the Collège de France, member of the Académie française

Alumnus of the Collège Franco-Britannique

1962
Adrienne Clarkson
Canadian journalist, Governor General of Canada

Alumna of the Maison des étudiants canadiens

1962
Théo Angelopoulos
Greek filmmaker, representative of modern European cinema

Alumnus of the Fondation hellénique

1963
Marcel Pochard
State Councillor, President of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris 2006-2017, President of the Conseil Supérieur de la Fonction Publique Hospitalière

Alumnus of the Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe

1964
Francis Delpérée
University Professor Emeritus, Senator

Alumnus of the Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre  

1964
Miguel Angel Estrella
Argentinean pianist, founder of the Orchestra for Peace, Ambassador of Argentina to UNESCO

Alumnus of the Maison de l’Argentine

1964
Antonio Tabucchi
Italian writer and translator, winner of the Médicis foreign prize in 1987

Alumnus of the Maison du Japon

1964-1966
Juan Somavía
Director General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Alumnus of the Résidence Robert Garric

1965-1968
Bernard Vergnes
French businessman, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft France

Alumnus of the Fondation Biermans- Lapôtre

1966
Sophie Bessis
French-Tunisian historian and journalist

Alumna of the Maison de Tunisie

1966
Gerard de Geer
Swedish financier, founder and chairman of the investment bank Brunswick Investment Limited

Alumnus of the Maison des étudiants suédois

1966-1967
Uwe Timm
German writer

Alumnus of the Maison Heinrich Heine

1967
Louise Beaudoin
Quebec politician, Minister of Quebec

Alumna of the Maison des étudiants canadiens

1968
Neil MacGregor
Director of the British Museum

Alumnus of the Collège Franco-Britannique

1968
Patrick de Cambourg
Chairman of the Accounting Standards Authority, Chairman of the Mazars Group

Alumnus of the Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe

1968
Chandrika Kumaratunga
Sri Lankan politician, Prime Minister and President of Sri Lanka

Alumna of the Maison de l’Inde

1969
Sebastião Salgado
Brazilian humanist photographer, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Alumnus of the Maison du Brésil

1969
Lélia Wanick Salgado
Author, film producer and environmentalist

Alumna of the Maison du Brésil

1971
Tahar Ben Jelloun
Moroccan writer and poet

Alumnus of the Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe

1972
Mohed Altrad
Syrian-born businessman, writer

Alumnus of the Fondation de Monaco

1973
Thierry Delaunoy de la Tour d'Artaise
French businessman, Chairman and CEO of Groupe SEB

Alumnus of the Maison des étudiants de l’Asie du Sud-Est

1974
Leila Shahid
Lebanese diplomat, representative of the Palestinian Authority to the French government, then to the European Union

Alumna of the Maison du Liban

Per Stig Møller
Danish politician, Minister of the Environment 1990, Minister of Foreign Affairs 2001, Minister of Culture 2010

Alumnus of the Fondation danoise

1975
Nedim Gürsel
Turkish writer, winner of the Turkish Language Academy Award

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Alain Charmeau
Chairman and CEO of Airbus Defense and Space

Alumnus of the Maison des élèves ingénieurs Arts et Métiers

1977
Jorges Chaminé
Portuguese opera singer

Alumnus of the Maison du Portugal – André de Gouveia

1979
João Paulo Santos
Director of Musical Studies of the National Theatre of São Carlos

Alumnus of the Maison du Portugal – André de Gouveia

1982
Mira Furlan
Croatian actress and singer

Alumna of the Maison des Provinces de France

1984-1986
Chen Zhu
Chinese scientist, Minister of Public Health

Alumnus of the Collège néerlandais

1985
Klaas Kärre
Swedish immunologist, member of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine

Alumnus of the Maison des étudiants suédois

1987-1990
Matei Visniec
French-Romanian playwright, poet and journalist

Alumnus of the Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe

1988
Astrid Söderbergh-Widding
Professor of Film Studies and Rector of Stockholm University

Alumna of the Maison des étudiants suédois

1988-1989
Johan Von Schreeb
Swedish doctor, founder of Médecins sans Frontières in Sweden

Alumnus of the Maison des étudiants suédois

1989-1990
Dinu Flamand
Romanian poet, journalist and diplomat

Alumnus of the Maison du Portugal – André de Gouveia and of the Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe

1991
Carlos Moedas
Mayor of Lisbon, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

Alumnus of the Maison du Portugal – André de Gouveia

1997
Anne Victorino d'Almeida
Portuguese violinist and composer

Alumna of the Maison du Portugal – André de Gouveia

2001
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
French politician, former Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research, Director General of One

Alumna of the Résidence Robert Garric

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BECOME A PARTNER

Are you a recruiter or participant in the academic, sportive or cultural worlds? Benefit from the talents of your alumni! The Cité internationale’s alumni are graduates (minimum level is Bac+5) and represent a very varied range of studies and professional activity sectors. They are open to professional opportunities, networking, training, debates, competitions, cultural offers etc. Close to 40% live in France and 60% live in a collection of about 100 countries. Throughout their academic career in French higher education establishments and their stay at the Cité internationale, they are true ambassadors of France abroad contributing to our common future in a decisive way. Become a partner of our network!

THE CITÉ INTERNATIONALE: A PLACE OF COMMITMENTS

Our commitments are centred around 3 pillars: living together better, solidarity and connection, and creating a sustainable world. We share these with our students, our partners and our benefactors in order to create a positive impact on society and to build tomorrow’s world for today and tomorrow.

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