Lakhta Center is a multifunctional complex in St. Petersburg with the Gazprom headquarter and public spaces occupying a third of the area. Construction was completed in October 2018, now start work on the arrangement of business and public areas. The opening will take place in about a year, when the complex will be fully prepared to meet guests.
Higher education and research center
7 higher education and research institutions are training more than 40,000 students in La Défense:
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense : 33 000 students
Université Paris-Dauphine: 1000 students
Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci : 6400 students
ESSEC Executive Education (training programme for directors and managers)
IESEG School of Management
EDC, Ecole des Dirigeants et Créateurs d’entreprise
ESEO, Ecole Supérieure d’Electronique de l’Ouest
The financial hub is particularly valued with the 11 Masters programmes offered by the University Paris-Dauphine. ESSEC trains 200 directors and managers each year through its education programs set up in the CNIT.
With more than 6,000 students and numerous partnerships with other schools and universities, the Leonardo da Vinci University centre is one of the main agents of education at La Defense.