Excelia’s new Parisian off-site study location is right in the heart of the Paris higher education hub, on the aivancity campus.
57 avenue du Président Wilson
Since 4th April 2022, Excelia has a new off-site study location in Paris, right in the heart of the Paris higher education hub, namely on the aivancity campus.
Two years after the launch of a first programme in Paris (BBA International), this latest project marks the beginning of a new phase in the development of our higher education group in the French capital. Choosing this site is also in line with Excelia’s commitment to pursuing its strategy of skills hybridisation. As the only management school in Paris, Excelia aims to forge closer links with the academic players that are already on site, in particular the engineering schools. In line with its development strategy, Excelia is committed to becoming an important player within this higher education hub.
The Paris site: a perfect environment for skills hybridisation
From the start of the 2022 academic year, Excelia will welcome students to its Parisian site on the aivancity campus, the former home of École Normale Supérieure Cachan. This new location will enable Excelia Business School to continue developing student numbers on its BBA International programme, launched in the capital back in 2020. Excelia also intends to offer various other programmes, such as its 5-year Master in Management and bespoke Executive Education courses.
By 2025, some 600 students will be studying at Excelia’s Paris site. They will be able to enjoy a dynamic learning environment that is already home to several other schools such as ESTP Paris, EPF Engineering School, and aivancity, a leading school specialising in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.
This major higher education hub of some 40,000 m2 offers students a stimulating and qualitative environment that includes all the necessary services (CROUS, university residence, etc.) and sports facilities, as well as numerous green areas and shops.
Skills hybridisation is an important part of Excelia’s overall strategy. The aim is to blend its study programmes and courses with different specialisations in order to meet the new skill sets that companies are looking for. The fact that several excellent engineering schools are already located within this higher education hub represents considerable potential for developing this educational approach. As the only management school at Cachan, Excelia will be able to broaden its scope for collaboration, thereby further consolidating this centre for higher education. As an example, the BBA International, offered by Excelia in Paris, benefits considerably from this hybridisation strategy. Through a pedagogical collaboration with ISIT, its students receive intensive ‘linguistic and intercultural’ teaching and have the opportunity to take the TOIS (Test Of Intercultural Skills). Furthermore, students in the final year of the BBA can major in ‘NGOs, Lobbying, International Relations’, in conjunction with ISIT.
The geographical proximity of Excelia’s Paris site to ISIT (just 15 minutes away) will enable Excelia to continue to offer this major, as well as various other courses offered by ISIT.
Living in Paris
♦ RER Line B
Cachan is served by RER-B.
♦ The Valouette bus network
The Valouette bus network comprises 6 lines and covers the towns of Arcueil, Cachan, Fresnes, Gentilly, L’Haÿ-les-Roses, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre and Villejuif. Local residents can travel free of charge.
Bus no.: 187
Bus stop: Division Leclerc - Camille Desmoulins
♦ RATP - Transport in and around
Various RATP buses, which include one night bus, operate between Paris and Cachan.
- University Restaurants (RU)
To enjoy a meal, there are various university restaurants close to the campus:
♦ RU Cachan : 2 restaurants - 60 rue Camille Desmoulins - 94234 Cachan
♦ Cafeteria de L’ESTP : 28 avenue du Président Wilson - 94234 Cachan
♦ Every day, there are numerous food trucks on Place Carnot, just near the RER station, offering a variety of freshly cooked dishes.
♦ Crous residence at Cachan
Through a partnership between the Crous de Créteil and aivancity, students at aivancity can apply for accommodation in the Crous residence in Cachan.
♦ Résidence étudiante Jacques Restignat
The Jacques Restignat student residence offers modern, fully-equipped accommodation, and is just a 10-minute walk from the Arcueil-Cachan and Bagneux (RER-B) train stations.
♦ Résidence étudiante Volti (ARPEJ)
The Volti student residence is located in a quiet area of Cachan, and priority is given to students enrolled in Cachan higher education establishments.
♦ Studéa Cachan (Nexity)
The Nexity Studéa residence in Cachan offers furnished, equipped, and connected studios. It is just a 15-minute walk from the aivancity campus.
♦ Résidence Marcel Bonnet (ALJT)
ALJT is an association offering both individual and shared accommodation.
ensemble2générations is an association that promotes intergenerational living. It offers free or low-cost accommodation solutions for students, in exchange for their presence (in the evening and/or night) or services, in the homes of older people.
Lokaviz is an internet site run by the CROUS to help students find accommodation with a private landlord. It also contains help and advice on how to rent with complete peace of mind.
♦ Bed & Crous
A CROUS platform aimed at students looking for short- to medium-term stays.
- Culture and entertainment
♦ Billetterie du Centre Culturel du Crous de Paris
This ticket service is open to all students in Ile-de-France (the 8 French departments of the Paris region): university students, BTS students, business school students, preparatory class students, etc. It offers access to a variety of cultural events (operas, concerts, exhibitions, shows, theatre, dance, etc.) at preferential rates!
♦ Cultural competitions
Music, theatre, dance, photography, comic books, short films, short stories... every year, 7 cultural competitions are organised to promote and encourage student talent.
The prizes include up to €2,000 and the chance to live some unique experiences, such as participation in the Avignon Festival, an exhibition at the Angoulême International Comic Book Festival, participation in the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, etc.
♦ Le pass Culture - Entertainment and culture advantage card
If you are over 18 years old and live in France, you are eligible for le pass Culture: it is a web-application which gives you €300, to be used over a period of 24 months from the year of your 18th birthday for local cultural events and online entertainment offers.
- Clubs and Associations
With a focus on educating students to become socially minded and responsible professionals, aivancity has many dynamic clubs and associations.
Just like Excelia, aivancity includes obligatory civic projects in its programmes so as to raise students’ awareness of social issues, and develop their sense of responsibility and ethics.
With its strong local ties and a campus located in the centre of Cachan, aivancity students can take advantage of Cachan’s extensive sports facilities, which include two indoor swimming pools, a landscaped outdoor lounging area, and a volleyball court.
Study programmes available on the Paris site
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