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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. 

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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. 

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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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 six universities: Charles University in Prague, the University of Warsaw, Heidelberg University, the University of Milan, the University of Geneva and the University of Copenhagen to create the 4EU+ Alliance.

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

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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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British Migrant Workers in Industrialising Europe, 1815-1870


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The Faculty of Medicine 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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Life Sciences

Covering fundamental, translational and clinical aspects of biology

Life is studied at its different molecular and cellular scales, from the organ to the individual. A wide variety of biological models are used, ranging from yeasts to invertebrates, algae, plants, mice and fish along with cellular models.

The experimental approaches that we use are multidisciplinary, ranging from the molecule to the study of behaviour in biology.

Approaches derived from physics, mathematics and computational sciences enable us to understand the physical and dynamic properties of biological systems through modelling. Synthetic biology is used, in this sense, to reconstruct living organisms, while innovative technologies are deployed in imaging, genomics, proteomics, biophysics and structural biology. The main biological processes underlying the functioning of living organisms are analysed through multiple lenses:

>> ageing and longevity,
>> photosynthesis and photoperception,
>> the development of organisms from meiosis to adult formation,
>> the development, physiology and plasticity of the nervous system,
>> the functioning of the immune system, cancerology, metabolism and other major physiological functions.
>> the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that ensure the expression and maintenance of the integrity of the genome,

Our research units also conduct translational and clinical research in the field of cancer studies, immunity, metabolism and chronic diseases, psychiatric and neurological disorders, and age-related diseases, with the aim of putting scientific discoveries and therapeutic innovation at the service of tomorrow's medicine. This work is based, among other things, on technological platforms grouped into joint units of service with the purpose of providing a solid technical expertise and cutting edge equipments to the large scientific community. Besides, our teams benefit from the I-Bio innitiative aimed to promote the exploration of fundamental biological questions through the application of approaches and/or concepts from various scientific disciplines.

Research Units | Life Sciences

Adaptation et diversité en milieu marin
Laboratoire de biologie du développement de Villefranche
Adaptation biologique et vieillissement
Laboratoire de biologie intégrative des modèles marins
Biologie cellulaire et cancer Laboratoire des biomolécules
Biologie intégrative des organismes marins
Laboratoire de biologie moléculaire et cellulaire des eucaryotes
Biologie des organismes et écosystèmes aquatiques

Laboratoire de chimie des processus biologiques

Centre d’écologie et des sciences de la conservation

Laboratoire de biologie computationnelle et quantitative

Centre de recherche des Cordeliers
Laboratoire d'ecogéochimie des environnements benthiques
Dynamique de l'information génétique
Laboratoire d'imagerie biomédicale
Dynamique du noyau
Laboratoire d'informatique médicale et d'ingénierie des connaissances en e-santé
Institut d'écologie et des sciences de l'environnement de Paris
Laboratoire Jean Perrin
Institut du Fer à Moulin
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 de systématique, évolution, biodiversité
Laboratoire d'océanographie de Villefranche
Laboratoire de biodiversité et biotechnologies microbiennes
Neurosciences Paris Seine
Biologie du chloroplaste et perception de la lumière chez les micro-algues
Physico-chimie Curie
Laboratoire de biologie du développement
Génétique et biologie du développement

Research Federations & Observatories Supporting the Activities of Our Research Units

  1. Baynuls Oceanographic Observatory (OOB)
  2. Institut de biologie Paris-Seine (IBPS)
  3. Institut de biologie physico chimique (IBPC)
  4. Roscoff Biological Station (SBR)
  5. Villefranche Marine Station (IMEV)