University of French Guiana

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University of French Guiana
Université de Guyane
TypePublic university
Established30 July 2014
PresidentAntoine Primerose

The University of French Guiana (French: Université de Guyane) is a French public university, created in 2014 in French Guiana. It was formed from two existing campuses of the University of the French West Indies and Guiana.


A conflict over funding for French Guiana relative to West Indian students led to a strike paralyzing the university for more than a month during the 2013–2014 academic year, with faculty, staff and students calling for independence.[1] An agreement to end the conflict was signed on 11 November 2013.[2]

The new University of French Guiana was created by decree,[3] published July 30, 2014.

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  1. ^ "Les Guyanais unis pour réclamer l'indépendance de leur université".
  2. ^ Décret sur le statut expérimental de l'université de Guyane
  3. ^ "Fin de la grève au pôle universitaire guyanais".

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