Paris: lack of space and accidents at the new campus of Sorbonne-Nouvelle University

Author: Graziella L. Posted September 18, 2022 2:36 p.m

While Sorbonne-Nouvelle students have been waiting for a new campus in Nation for many years, the start of the new school year did not go as planned, between a lack of rooms and accidents.

Project a new campus for Sorbonne-New University has been announced to students for many years. After many delays, Censier campusdilapidated and full of asbestos, she finally said goodbye to the students this year, for a first return to the nation, which promised a real revival. Finally, even before the start of the courses,shady incidents occurred, between the beam falling on the student, the lack of rooms and fluctuating infrastructure.

After so much waiting, it turns out that the modern Nation campus is too small accommodate all students of bachelor’s and master’s studies, i.e 17,000 people. So much so that the beginning of the school year had to be moved and in Ile-de-France, outdoor spaces will be rented, which is regrettable for the students, who will have to travel a few more hours to class. However, the new campus was much more accessible by metro and RER than the previous one, with lines 6, 1, 2, 9 as well as the RER A nearby.

In addition to the lack of space, despite the 26,000 m2, the buildings already seem collapse. Llast Monday, during the meeting before returning, and beam weighing several kilograms he fell on a college student who fortunately was not injured. University President Jamil Jean-Marc Dakhlia is convinced that “it is absolutely unacceptable”. According to some tweets and bridge it can also collapse if more than 26 people are there at the same time. Thirty rooms missing, two amphitheatres are unusableas well as theater.

A situation that has been pointed out in recent months by employee representatives who have not been heard. Finally, the beginning of the school year will take place on October 3, postponed by two weeks due to organizational problems. A week of vacation will therefore be canceled later in the year to make up for lost time.

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