University of Picardie Jules Verne

University Of Picardie Jules Verne

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University of Picardie Jules Verne

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The University of Picardie Jules Verne (French Université de Picardie Jules Verne) is a university located in Amiens, France, and is under the Academy of Amiens. It was founded in 1970 and is organized in 12 Faculties.


In the early 60's, Amiens grouped together 4 pre-university level establishments: a national school of medicine and pharmacy, a law school, a science college and an arts school. However these structures did not supply a complete cycle of studies, forcing the students of Amiens to continue their studies elsewhere. Since the first education authority disappeared in 1848, the establishments in Amiens were governed by the Lille Academy.

There was just one solution to become autonomous : obtain an academy in Amiens.And this was carried out in October 1964.

Robert Mallet, who liked to be considered "Picard" rather than "French", was appointed at the head of the institution.1964: beginning of a new scientific higher education establishment in Saint-Quentin.1966: setting up of the Faculty of Medicine.July 1968: beginning of the Faculties of Arts and Social Science and Science.October 1968: beginning of the Faculty of Law and Economics.24 October 1968: Official opening of the University of Amiens.

In Chief Education Officer Roger Mallet's own words, "It will be the University of Picardie". It took two years to set up the university and during this time forged a strong identity in the fight to retain the name "Picardie"....
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