Sorbonne University

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Sorbonne University is a multidisciplinary, research-intensive and world-class academic institution. Firmly rooted in the heart of Paris, it is committed to the success of its students and devoted to meeting the scientific challenges of the 21st century.

A New Institution of Knowledge

Sorbonne University is a multidisciplinary and research-intensive university with world-famous origins. Continuing the humanist tradition of the Sorbonne, it is devoted to meeting the scientific challenges of the 21st century and spreading the knowledge created in its laboratories by its research teams and transmitted to its students and to society as a whole. Sorbonne University’s three faculties in humanities, medicine and science each with the wide-ranging autonomy necessary to conduct its ambitious programs in both research and education. The University’s 53,500 students, 3,400 professor-researchers and 3,600 administrative and technical staff members who help it run every day contribute to a University that is diverse, creative, innovative, and with a global outlook.

Meeting Today’s Challenges

To understand the quickly changing world, Sorbonne University promotes excellence and develops knowledge in each discipline while simultaneously developing numerous interdisciplinary programs to meet today’s complex challenges, such as climate change, the conservation and transmission of cultural heritage, the data revolution, and personalized medicine.

Educating Tomorrow’s Professionals

Sorbonne University participates in public debates that cross our contemporary societies through numerous University events that are open to the public. It also advocates for equal access to knowledge, from the bachelor’s degree to the doctorate and throughout adult life. It offers education enriched by the mind set and methods of research and enables students to build their own futures. Its programs develop students’ skills and critical thinking to help them become tomorrow’s professionals, as well as active, enlightened citizens. Whether in Paris or at its various marine stations, it provides the cutting-edge tools to help the members of the university community to succeed. The University also offers a wide array of sports and cultural activities and encourages student initiatives.

Sharing Knowledge

Sorbonne University contributes to the public debates that cross our contemporary societies through multiple events open to all. It also participates in the dissemination of knowledge to the whole of society through courses, conferences and events intended for not only students, but for the widest possible audience possible. The University’s policy of innovation and technology transfer enables research to be useful to the economy and the society at large.

An Open and Influential University

In order to fulfill its missions, Sorbonne University cultivates an extensive partnership policy. Its laboratories are jointly run with prestigious national research bodies and academic partners, and it has held the IDEX (“Initiatives of Excellence”) grant since 2012, along with the other members of the Sorbonne University Association. It works closely with local organizations and businesses to contribute to the economic development of local areas and in France in general. Finally, it has developed a network of privileged, long-term partnerships with universities around the world and is particularly active within European university organizations. So while Sorbonne University contributes to the development of science and knowledge in the heart of Paris, it is also active as an influential academic institution on the European and international stage.

Committed to research and the success of its students, Sorbonne University opens its doors, to invite students to join its knowledge community that’s working to reinvent the world.

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