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  • EUP 
  • Introduction

About Us

Stemming from the union between the Planning Institute of Paris (Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris – Université Paris Est Créteil) and the French Urbanism Institute (Institut Français d’Urbanisme – Université Gustave Eiffel), the Paris School of Urban Planning (École d’Urbanisme de Paris – EUP) is the first school of its kind in France and one of the most important ones in Europe. It is primarily a training centre offering a unique master’s training programme called “Urbanism and Urban Planning” with an intake capacity of nearly 400 students in their first and second year of master’s degree.

With over 50 teachers-researchers, in a rich environment with many institutions and schools interested in the city and territories established in Cité Descartes (ENPC, Architecture school, IFSTTAR, Efficacity, Advancity, etc.), the EUP has many assets to pursue its ambitions and thus become an international reference school on city and the urban fabric.

Our 3 main ambitions:

 Developing and internationalizing all of its training courses and complete them with others, especially in terms of continuous training. We also put the emphasis on an innovating learning approach based on real-life professional situations and individual follow-up of knowledge and know-how acquisition.

  Playing an essential liaison role between the training and the research programmes by developing and deepening the relations between the research laboratories about urbanism and the Labex Futurs Urbains.

  Becoming a leading place for public debates about the great urban challenges and the urban fabric in Ile de France, France, Europe and throughout the world.




84 % %

of the graduates have a job within 2 years after graduation




alumni in our network


The Paris School of Urban Planning falls under two universities, the UPEC and the UGE. That is why its organisation is based on the joint mobilisation of the structures of each university: school management and executive direction is always ensured by two people, each of them depending on their own original university.


Our directors

The school management plays several parts. It implements the decisions made by the management board and is in charge of the administrative management. It is in charge of school life and coordinates the connections with the universities’ decision-making bodies. It develops and steers partnerships with the professional and academic organisations. It leads the definition of the project and school strategy.



Université Gustave Eiffel

UGE - Université Gustave Eiffel is an interdisciplinary establishment with 12 faculties and 15 research centres. It carries out the public services for which it is responsible by focusing primarily on two key areas: to provide students with business experience and build on outstanding research.

Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne

The largest multidisciplinary university in Ile-de-France, the Université Paris-Est Créteil may be described as a bold yet successful enterprise: in little more than 40 years since its foundation in 1970, UPEC has managed to establish itself both as a regionally grounded institution and an internationally oriented university.

"Greater Paris" Chair

Initiated by the EUP and 5 public organisations involved in the operational land management of the greater Paris area, the Chair is in charge of monitoring and carrying out in-depth works about land planning practices, training professionals, primarily founders’ collaborators and the 350 EUP students.

The “Greater Paris land planning” Chair was inaugurated on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 by the Paris School of Urban Planning, the Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, the Université Paris-Est Créteil and five public organisations involved in the operational land management of the Greater Paris area: the Société du Grand Paris, Grand Paris Aménagement, Groupe SNI/Grand Paris Habitat, the Établissement Public Foncier d’Île-de-France and the Caisse des Dépôt.


Our Partners

As part of its training mission, the Paris School of Urban Planning is working in close collaboration with land planning and urbanism professionals. Through the workshops, internships, training programmes or even by financially supporting the courses, the land planning practitioners are an essential part to ensuring the quality and professional aspect of the training courses.