PULV is a different kind of higher education institution. The university was created in 1995 on the initiative of the Conseil Général des Hauts-de-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine
General Council), with a mission to blaze a new trail across the French higher education landscape.
The essential intention behind the creation of PULV was twofold – to ensure the open access and fair admission to education afforded by French state universities, while providing the professional support and career opportunities offered by the very best French higher education institutions – les Grandes Écoles.
The innovative and ambitious project that became PULV was founded on strong values:
Open access and social diversity: A student's financial situation should never be an obstacle to their admission into the Léonard de Vinci Schools. Our
admissions policy is designed to identify the potential of our applicants rather than simply assess their educational level. Our aim is to combat all forms of determinism;
Students have access to significant resources: PULV is equipped with outstanding teaching infrastructures that inspire ambition. Our students benefit from solid
support both from the teaching faculty and through their extra-curricula activities;
Multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise: PULV is developing three very different schools (management, engineering and multimedia) under the same
governance and in the same location, on the basis of shared cross-disciplinary foundations: general culture, languages, sports;
- Proximity to the business world: Based in the heart of Europe's largest business district, the vocation of the three Léonard de Vinci Schools is above all professional. Our prime objective is to ensure that our students' introduction to the business world is successful.
Every day, these fundamental values inspire the hundreds of teachers and administrators who work at Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci in the interest of all our students.|