The Paris 8 university, located in Saint-Denis was founded in 1969 in Vincennes. It was founded by The university has international partnerships with universities around the world such as: UC Berkeley, the Beijing Film Academy, Boston University and the University of Berlin. One of the key centres of institute is the Vincennes University Press which was founded in 1982 as a medium to disseminate the research activities of the Paris 8 University to the rest of the world. Some of the faculty members of the institutes are key figures in their areas of study like Alain Badiou, Etienne Balibar, Jacques Lacan, Gilbert Achcar in the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis and politics and international relations. The major fields of study in the university are: arts, humanities and social sciences, geopolitics and European studies, literature and languages, sciences, technology, health, culture and communication and law, economics and management.