The University of London Institute in Paris occupies a unique position among the rich landscape of British research institutions. A centre of Franco-British academic and cultural exchange for over 100 years, research at ULIP benefits from both the diversity and richness of the University of London, to which we belong, and cultural and political life of the city of Paris, where we are located. Much of our work is inherently preoccupied with projects and perspectives that build upon the multilingual and transnational nature of our institution and its history.
At ULIP, we take comparative and connected approaches that situate France and the francophone world in the context of both local diversity and wider global dynamics. ULIP researchers’ innovative work with different communities in Paris, for example, takes new research developments out into the public domain and back into the contemporary city in which they were produced. ULIP also works with a wide range of partners – including academic, governmental and cultural institutions – on different short and long-term projects that look to extend the impact of our research upon policy and society.
This stimulating environment is supported by ULIP’s growing community of postgraduate students and by regular academic visitors. A programme of lively and thought-provoking research seminars and events – many held in collaboration with other Paris- and London-based research institutions – takes place throughout the year.
Research at ULIP is grouped into three distinct themes: