EUniWell welcomes Inalco

The European University for Well-Being is adding another partner to its ranks. With the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (Inalco), situated in Paris. This brings EUniWell to 11 members from eight countries.

The long-term goal of EUniWell is to sustainably promote the well-being of all people through comprehensive research, innovative teaching as well as social responsibility. With Inalco, the alliance now counts more than 330,000 students and almost 60,000 university staff members among its international network. 

Inalco is distinguished by the great diversity of its teaching and research in languages, social sciences and the humanities. Rooted in the study of over 100 languages and the corresponding cultures and societies, it is the only public higher education and research institution in the world to offer such a wide range of expertise in language-based area studies and global studies from the bachelor to the doctoral level.

Professor Jean François Huchet, President of Inalco explains:

“A systemic approach to well-being requires the ability to understand the underlying cultural component, be it on an individual, societal or world level. We are also very much looking forward to contributing to the building of a transversal axis on area studies and to increasing the visibility of EUniWell to our non-European partners.”

Founded in 1795 and located in the heart of Paris, Inalco is a research university specialising in language-based Area Studies and Global Studies. It offers over 9,000 students Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes in the social sciences, based on the study of over 100 languages and a deep understanding of their respective cultures and societies. Inalco’s 14 research centres lead research programmes on around 450 languages.

As new partner of the European University for Well-Being, Inalco joins the Universities of Birmingham, Cologne, Florence, Konstanz and Murcia, Linnaeus University, Nantes Université, the University of Santiago de Compostela, Semmelweis University, and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Read the whole press release on the EUniWell web site.