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Whether studying on exchange or seeking a full degree at Sorbonne University, access essential contact information, resources for learning French and a glimpse into student life. 


Our Academic Programs

In Arts and Humanities, Medicine, and Science and Engineering

Choosing Sorbonne University means joining a world-renowned higher education and research institution. By joining our community of 55,000 students and 360,000 alumni worldwide, you'll be giving your all to a rigorous academic program and receiving the best in multidisciplinary teaching. 

Research and Innovation

Sorbonne University promotes excellence at the core of each of its disciplines and develops numerous interdisciplinary programs capable of meeting the major challenges of the 21st century.

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Participate in the great adventure of learning, succeed in high-level studies and prepare to create the future.

Parismus is the international student association of Sorbonne University


Parismus is the international student association of Sorbonne University.

Bringing together 10 institutions that offer studies in literature, medicine, science, engineering, technology and management, our alliance fosters a global approach to teaching and research, promoting access to knowledge for all.

Alliance 4EU+

The 4EU+ Alliance

In a changing world, Sorbonne University has joined forces with seven universities: Charles University in Prague, the University of Warsaw, Heidelberg University, the University of Milan, the University of Geneva, Paris Pantheon-Assas University and the University of Copenhagen to create the 4EU+ Alliance.

With an innovative model of the European university, eight large research-intensive universities are working together to respond to the educational and research challenges facing Europe today.

Les Alliances de Sorbonne Université

How to get prepared for the new academic year 2023-2024

Discover our step-by-step guide to get ready for the start of the new academic year. Learn everything there is to know from the application process to the beginning of the first term.

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Artisans Abroad

Par Fabrice Bensimon

British Migrant Workers in Industrialising Europe, 1815-1870


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Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences teaches the 3 cycles of medical studies: from PASS (integrated into the faculty) to the 3rd cycle including DES, DESC, DU and DIU. The lessons are given mainly on two sites: Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine. The faculty also provides paramedical education: speech therapy, psychomotricity and orthoptics. The Saint-Antoine site includes a midwifery school.

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One of our riches is the diversity of students and their backgrounds. Sorbonne University is committed to the success of each of its students and offers them a wide range of training as well as support adapted to their profile and their project.

Associative life

One of our riches is the diversity of students and their backgrounds. Sorbonne University is committed to the success of each of its students.

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Research centers


Earth, Environmental & Climate Sciences

A long tradition of studying natural objects and environments

Through an in-depth understanding of the phenomena at play governing the ecological functioning of the biosphere, a detailed knowledge of the history of the Earth and its crises, and the development of new operational strategies, our aim is to provide adequate responses to global changes and related risks, to preserve biodiversity and secure soil and water resources, and to optimise the supply of raw materials and energy with a view to ensuring sustainable development and a circular economy.

The subjects covered by our research teams range from the study of cities and anthropised systems and environments to the exploration of distant planets, with the goal of elucidating relationships governing the interactions between living beings and their environment in different ecosystems.

Our domains of expertise also include climate modelling and understanding the functioning of the Earth's inner (crust, mantle, core) and outer (oceans, atmosphere) envelopes. Our marine stations and observatories, located in Banyuls, Villefranche-sur-Mer and Roscoff, contribute to our unique position and important role in the study of the physical and ecological functioning of ocean and marine environments.

This recognised expertise in terms of observation, experimentation and the modelling of natural environments enables us to tackle the major challenges facing our societies and to adap to a rapidly-changing world.

Research Units | Earth, Environmental and Climate Sciences

Adaptation et diversité en milieu marin
Biologie du chloroplaste et perception de la lumière chez les micro-algues
Biologie intégrative des organismes marins
Laboratoire de biologie du développement
Biologie des organismes et écosystèmes aquatiques

Laboratoire de biologie du développement de Villefranche

Centre d’écologie et des sciences de la conservation

Laboratoire de biologie intégrative des modèles marins

Centre de recherche en paléontologie de Paris

Laboratoire d'ecogéochimie des environnements benthiques

Institut d'écologie et des sciences de l'environnement de Paris

Laboratoire de météorologie dynamique

Institut de mécanique céleste et de calcul des éphémérides
Laboratoire d'océanographie et du climat : expérimentations et approches numériques
Institut de minéralogie, de physique des matériaux et de cosmochimie
Laboratoire d'océanographie Microbienne
Institut des sciences de la Terre de Paris
Laboratoire d'océanographie de Villefranche
Institut de systématique, évolution, biodiversité
Milieux environnementaux, transferts et interactions dans les hydrosystèmes et les sols
Laboratoire atmosphères et observations spatiales
Systèmes de référence temps-espace
Laboratoire de biodiversité et biotechnologies microbiennes
Evolutionary Biology and Ecology of Algae

Research Federations & Observatories Supporting the Activities of Our Research Units

  1. Baynuls Oceanographic Observatory (OOB)
  2. Pierre Simon Laplace Institute (IPSL)
  3. Fédération Île-de-France de recherche sur l'environnement (FIRE)
  4. OSU stations marines (STAMAR)
  5. Roscoff Biological Station (SBR)
  6. Sciences of the Universe Observatory (OSU ECCE TERRA)
  7. Villefranche Marine Station (IMEV)