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.
Different types of aid can be offered by the services depending on the student's situation:
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).
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.
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
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.
Because finding accommodation in Paris or the Paris region is often difficult, Sorbonne University supports its students.
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).
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.