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Sorbonne University


The history of Sorbonne University is inseparable from that of the University of Paris, founded in the 13th century, and the place which has become its main center of influence, the Sorbonne. It is in this crucible of the University of Paris, reorganized under the Third Republic and then split up into thirteen autonomous universities in 1968.


Sorbonne University is a multidisciplinary university, of intensive research and world class. Located in the heart of Paris, this region, it is committed to the success of its students and is committed to the scientific challenges of the 21 th century. Thanks to the 55,300 students, 6,400 teacher-researchers and researchers and 3,600 administrative and technical staff who support it on a daily basis, Sorbonne University promotes diversity, creativity, innovation and openness to the world.


Sorbonne University is characterized by a critical mass of research of very high level in a very broad disciplinary continuum, leadership and a high density of research in science and technology, life and environmental sciences, health, human sciences and society. 

This critical mass is expressed through a very close partnership with Public Scientific and Technological Establishments (EPST) which are consubstantial with Sorbonne University within its perimeter, through a dense fabric of mixed research units with the CNRS and the 'Inserm, more focused with the IRD, and through the project-team model with Inria. As a result, Sorbonne University's strategy results from a strong synergy with these four EPSTs.


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  • The establishment regularly carries out integration studies to meet the needs of the activity sectors and adjust its training accordingly.
  • Sorbonne University offers a global approach aimed at stimulating the entrepreneurial spirit among its students, from the license to the doctorate.
  • It trains them in entrepreneurship, one of the possible orientations at the end of their academic training and supports them towards the success of their project.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

Different types of aid can be offered by the services depending on the student's situation: 

  • One-off aid
  • Exemptions, exceptional refunds of registration fees
  • Refund of registration fees for scholarship students who paid during administrative registration.
Do you have projects, positive initiatives for Sorbonne University, its students, its community, are you facing financial difficulties? 
  • The Solidarity and Development Fund for Student Initiatives can help you financially.
  • Partly constituted by the Contribution to student and campus life which each student pays upon registration, this fund is available to students and their projects.

Housing services

The Paris Regional Student Services Office (CROUS; Centre Régional des Oeuvres Universitaires et Scolaires) is a public establishment under the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research. It's aim is to help improve the living and working conditions of students in the Académie de Paris (regional education authority).

Library services

The Sorbonne University Library (BSU) brings together 18 integrated libraries and is structured into documentary clusters and transversal departments.

The libraries, deployed on sites close to users, are grouped into three documentary centers, each corresponding to the perimeter of a faculty.

ICT services

UPMC offers various solutions for accessing the internet either from numerous work stations or from laptops using the Wifi network deployed across various sites.

On your laptop (or a laptop borrowed from the library), you can choose between Wifi networks: CanalIP

Medical services

Because being in good health conditions university success, Sorbonne University puts in place all the necessary devices to best ensure the physical, mental and social well-being of students throughout their studies. 

Advice, medical consultations, interviews with psychologists, medical certificates, study and examination arrangements.

Campus life

Because finding accommodation in Paris or the Paris region is often difficult, Sorbonne University supports its students.

Sports facilities

Do you want to work out, relax or wear our colors during competitions? More than 80 sports activities, from leisure to high level competition as well as internships and disabled sports are offered throughout the year. You can also benefit from courses validated outside and / or as part of your course (UE).

Performance and adrenaline enthusiasts can invest themselves in parallel within the Sorbonne University sports association which organizes university competitions with the French federation of university sport (FFSU).

Student clubs

150 student associations punctuate the life of Sorbonne University. They are an opportunity for students to come together, get their campus moving, share and share their passions.

All Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi degrees are accredited globally and follow the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). They are also officially accredited by the UAE's Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA).

Paris, Île-de-France, France

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