Address: 151 Rue des Universites, 38400 Saint—Martin-d-Heres, France
Pierre Mendès-France University is a French university that focusing on social sciences. It is named after the late French politician Pierre Mendes-France. This university is based on Grenoble, France. The campus is located mainly in Grenoble, but some of its part is outside of the city, in particular there is one in Valence. Valence is a commune in southeastern France, the capital of the Drome department and within the Rhone-Alpes region. It is the 5th largest city in the region by its population. It is located in the heart of the Rhone corridor. Pierre Mendès-France University was established in 1339 as a part of University of Grenoble. In 1970, following a fate of many big French universities, it was separated into three specialized institutions, they are Pierre Mendes university (social science), Joseph Fourier (science and technology),and Stendhal University (languages). Several other institutions will reunite in early 2016 and form one common University Grenoble Alpes. It will become alma mater for over 60000 students.