The University of Chicago Center in Paris is an intellectual destination for faculty, students, and alumni worldwide, and important convening point for the University’s collaboration with universities and research institutions across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. As the University’s first facility for study abroad programs, the Center in Paris serves as a model for scholarly engagement worldwide that extends through University of Chicago centers in London, Delhi, Beijing, and a campus in Hong Kong.
On November 9, 2021, the University launched construction of a new Center, which will nearly triple the size of the facility to accommodate increased interest to study and convene in Paris. The University also announced a new Research Institute for International Studies will reside in the Center, to further support the global research and collaborations of faculty.
Scheduled to open in January 2024, the new Center and Research Institute will be located at 39-45 Rue des Grands Moulins in Paris Rive Gauche, a district close to the French National Library that is considered a hub for research and higher education. The current Center, which is located two blocks from the expansion project site, will close after the new building is completed.