Founded in 1970, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Créteil (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Ile-de-France. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, France (English: Ministry of Higher Education and Research, France), Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC) is a coeducational higher education institution. Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (UPEC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 46 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UPEC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.