Sorbonne University is a multidisciplinary, research-intensive, world-class university. Located in the heart of Paris, with a regional presence, it is committed to the success of its students and to meeting the scientific challenges of the 21st century. Thanks to its 55,300 students, 6,400 academic researchers and partner researchers, and 3,600 administrative and technical staff who make it a daily reality, Sorbonne University promotes diversity, creativity, innovation and openness to the world.
As a multidisciplinary research university in the heart of Paris, Sorbonne University is resolutely global. In cooperation with its partners, it creatively and innovatively fulfils its missions of teaching, research, innovation, mediation and technology transfer for the benefit of the common good.
Sorbonne University is a pioneer in the pathways of knowledge and tackles major contemporary challenges such as climate change and sustainability, digital transformation and the data revolution, personalised medicine, open science, and more. On the strength of its shared values—quality and integrity, freedom, transparency and collegiality, diversity, the exchange of ideas—it ambitiously pursues its public service mission and dedicates itself to the creation and development of knowledge, at the heart and at the intersection of disciplines.
Sorbonne University promotes equal access to knowledge, from bachelor’s degrees to doctorates and in life-long learning. At the end of high school, when returning to school or throughout a career, it provides demanding teaching based on the spirit and methods of research, and allows students to develop their own multidisciplinary career path. On its campuses, in Paris and in its marine stations in the regions, it boasts state-of-the-art equipment conducive to successful work.
Because there can be no success without the chance to flourish, Sorbonne University helps to improve the living conditions of students who are in need, offers a wide range of sports and cultural activities and encourages student initiatives.