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Ongoing Research Programs


Framework Program 7:

Sorbonne University has been particularly active in the 7th Framework Program, with more than 158 projects and a total of nearly €90m in funding, including grants from the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Curie Actions. Sorbonne University has been coordinating the OneLab2, Cut’Hivac, Treatrush, Handle, GROOM, TARDIS and ACCESS projects.

European Research Council (ERC):

Sorbonne University researchers have been awarded Principal Investigator in 20 ERCs (Starting, Consolidator and Advanced Grants), and 15 of the 20 ERCs are hosted at Sorbonne University.

Marie Curie Actions

These actions enable Sorbonne Université to welcome researchers from around the world. This program also lets those with doctorates from Sorbonne Université to continue their research outside France.


This Franco-German idea supports technological cooperation projects between European companies and laboratories in order to strengthen European competitiveness. Sorbonne University has signed 15 EUREKA projects for a total of €5 million in funding.


The European Capacities program is designed to improve research capacity and innovation, and to ensure the optimal use of facilities. Sorbonne University is participating in seven research infrastructures, including SPIRIT.

Cohesion Funds

The Cohesion Funds is designed to strengthen economic and social cohesion within the European Union by correcting regional imbalances. Sorbonne University has 19 projects that are co-financed by the cohesion funds.

Knowledge and Innovation Communities

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) integrates education, research and innovation, through "Knowledge and Innovation Communities" (KICs) gathering higher education, research institutes, companies and other stakeholders in the innovation institutions in national nodes ( co-location centers ) for a period of 7-15 years.


We currently participate in three of the five KICs that have been launched:

                        Climate KIC               - Climate KIC in France


                        EIT Digital                  - EIT Digital Paris Node


                        EIT Health                   - EIT Health in France

For more information, please contact the European Affairs Office:
Elena Billi-Rizza (bureau.europe @ upmc.fr)
, +33 (0)1 44 27 23 93

Katherine Tyrka - 31/05/18

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    The ERCs Awarded at Sorbonne University



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