The Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan defines Sorbonne University's major strategic orientations for the next five years. Based on clear choices, it comprises 4 areas of focus:

The Strategic Plan

Participating in the World Globally

With its scientific strengths and reputation, Sorbonne University's first objective is to develop its impact and its ability to attract top students and researchers at European and international level. To this end, it is developing a limited number of long-term, comprehensive strategic partnerships, including research and educations, with leading international universities. It is also stepping up its participation in European Union programs and initiatives, and strengthening mobility and hospitality for students and staff.

Leading Open Science and the digital and data revolutions

The university is involved in the digital revolution, which is giving new importance to data and its use. Sorbonne University is equipping itself with cutting-edge infrastructures, training, raising awareness and developing research into digital technology and artificial intelligence. It is also committed to reasoned use, demanding greater transparency and ethics, and promoting open science.

Learning, understanding and entrepreneurship in a changing world

As a key player in public debate, Sorbonne University remains at the forefront of knowledge and its dissemination to all its students. With the expertise and agility to respond to society's expectations and questions, it adapts its teaching methods, supports and encourages entrepreneurship and stimulates innovation. In this way, it is able to support and enlighten society in the challenges it faces: globalization, mobility, the digital revolution, demographic and health changes, environmental transition and more.

An Established University with Its Own Identity

As a world-class public university open to all, Sorbonne University values a strong university with strong faculties—which positions it as a new and unique French institution. It is on this foundation that it is building a clear and visible identity, as well as bringing together, promoting and nurturing its community—students, staff, and alumni.

The Strategic Plan defines the university's major strategic orientations for the next five years, and mobilizes all the university's resources to this new implementation. This will, in particular, concern the fruitful partnership of the Sorbonne University Alliance (with the Museum national d'histoire naturelle (MNHN), the Université de technologie de Compiègne (UTC), INSEAD, the Pôle supérieur de Paris Boulogne-Billancourt (PSPBB) and France Education International (formerly CIEP) as well as CNRS, INSERM, INRIA and IRD.

Designed to be realistic over time, its rigorous implementation schedule will enable the entire community to pursue its efforts in a reasoned manner, so that Sorbonne University lives and develops as a world-class multidisciplinary research university.