Collège de France Ranking and Address

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Collège de France Information

The Collège de France is a little different from most universities as it does not award degrees nor diplomas. It was established in 1513 and generally gives its lectures in Paris (though other areas both within and without France are often used for lectures). The aim of the college of France is to promote learning at the cutting edge of research. To achieve this aim the Collège de France invites professors who are leaders in their field to give lectures, and as the talks are always at the cutting edge of research the coverage of the topic changes year upon year.

Similarly ranked French universities include University Lyon 1, University of the Mediterranean and Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University.

The Collège de France differs from other universities in that all of their lectures are open to the general public without a need for reservation. The Collège de France has 52 chairs and covers research in many disciplines, including but not limited to physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics, biology, social science, history, archeology and philosophy. The College also has its own research labs that are aimed at the sciences, maths, and humanities.

Some of the prominent professors who have served the Collège de France include Paul Pelliot, Etienne Fourmont, Georges Dumézil, Petrus Ramus and Jacques Arsène d’Arsonval.

Collège de France Address

11 place Marcelin Berthelot
75231 Paris
Cedex 05

Ranking and Quick Facts

The College of France does not grant its own degrees and is therefore not included in most university ranking lists, such as those by the Times.

University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)
Top 125 when included (As the institute does not give out degrees it is not included in most lists)
Collège de France Basic Facts
Students (Undergraduates / PG/ Total)
Faculty / Staff
52 chairs


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