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Continuing Education

Sorbonne University trains more than 9,000 people each year in the framework of ongoing professional development, thanks to the expertise of its academic researchers.

Continuing Education

Goals

  • Helping companies to develop the skills of their employees.
  • Responding to the need of professionals, job seekers, or retired people for new skills to enable career progression, retraining or reorientation.
  • Promoting the exchange of know-how and skills between the academic and business communities.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Continuing Education Department at Sorbonne University is to promote ongoing education from all disciplines at Sorbonne University.
 

Continuing Education Opportunities

In English

Sorbonne University offers short courses in English in the following domains:
- In Biosciences-animal experimentation: 

- In Biosciences-Epigenics: initiation to chromatinandmethylated DNA immunoprecipitation
- In Geosciences: from outcrops to seismic acquisition and interpretation

In addition to the above short courses, Sorbonne University’s continuing education department is equipped to tailor any of its courses in terms of content and can also offer the course in English. Please contact the Continuing Education Division for more information.

In French
Short courses in French, from 1 to 5 days, based on the university's research and innovation potential (all links below are to the French site):

Tailor-made short courses are designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the professions and the demands of companies and institutions. Science and engineering laboratory visits and healthcare immersion courses are offered. The Continuing Education Department also organizes seminars, workshops and conferences on specific themes or subjects on demand from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

French National Diplomas and Qualifications

  • Over 60 national diplomas are available primarily in French (some of which can be accessed with the personal training account (CPF): a DAEU (a baccalaureate equivalence to enable access to higher education), bachelor's, master's and engineering degrees, and PhDs.
  • We offer support within the framework of the returning to studies: information, advice and individualised programs, from DAEU B (in science) to PhD.


VAE and VAPP

  • Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE) and individual or collective support, available in English

A VAE will validate professional experience with a view to earning all or part of a degree: bachelor's, master's, PhD, engineering degrees and university diplomas. The VAE allows access to degree programs without having the required qualification; it also enables adults to obtain part of a professional diploma, or even the full diploma. This may result from professional and personal experience, from the exercise of trade or associative responsibilities or previous training. The VAE is therefore both an official recognition of prior learning, an essential tool in the process of lifelong learning, and a way to reduce the time spent on an education program.  

  • Validation of personal and professional achievements, available in English

The VAPP allows people to resume studies without having the required diploma. The continuing education department can offer the validation of studies, professional experience, or personal achievements for access to the different levels of higher education (VAPP).

The University Expertise

Sorbonne University is known for its critical mass of very high-level research in a very broad disciplinary continuum, leadership and a high density of research in all major fields. This expertise has been shown to meet the expectations of a host of companies and local authorities, to support and train their employees with curricula adapted to their needs.

Sorbonne University makes its educational platforms and resources available to companies. (Fablab and MOOC of the Faculties of Science and Engineering, Medicine, and Arts and Humanities).

Some of our courses are accessible in whole or in part by distance learning.

 

Sorbonne University Accreditations and Listing

Financial support is therefore possible for vocational training for the entire Sorbonne University catalogue.

National diplomas are registered in the RNCP (National Directory of Professional Certification), some of our short courses and university degrees (UD) prepare for certifications listed in the specific Directory, and some of what we offer is listed in the French CPF (Personal Training Account).

Continuing Education Division 

Ongoing education in figures

  • 500 courses offered
  • 9000 people trained a year
  • 1 million hours of teaching provided
  • 6,400 academic researchers and researchers

Courses

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Medicine

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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at the faculty of medicine

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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Welcome to Sorbonne University's Faculty of Science & Engineering

A unique combination of courses and expertise

Our international study programmes are organised according to the major disciplinary areas of the faculty. They represent the graduate study programmes that are not strictly conducted in French or that could be suitable (in part) for non French-speaking students. They also reflect part of the diversity of the disciplines involved and the bi- and inter-disciplinary aspects of many of the courses we offer.

 

Research & Innovation

We rely on disciplinary skills and on interdisciplinary approaches to renew concepts, methods and research subjects and to focus on some of the crucial issues faced by our societies: transformations affecting the very construction of knowledge (data, AI), the treatment of complex objects (the environment, marine and ocean sciences, cultural heritage) or our contributions to addressing societal challenges (climate change, healthcare).

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The Faculty of Science & Engineering

Our campuses offer different and unique experiences to our students, visitors and staff. Resources and support services are also available to ensure an equal chance at success to all.

Campus Life

In addition to the cultural activities and events organised throughout the year by our clubs and societies, the Parismus society organises numerous events, evenings and cultural visits that will help you discover France and its parisian life.

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Sorbonne University's Faculty of Science & Engineering, Oriented towards excellence