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Welcome to the Future is based on exclusive scientific partnerships and strongly innovative projects. By taking a completely new approach to traditional models of research and education, we want to build the future of mankind, starting right now. Our impact is guaranteed by the unique alliance between the humanities, science and medicine. Our goal: raise €100 million by the year 2022, to turn Sorbonne University into a driving influence on the contemporary world, equipped with the many resources necessary to understand the key issues in our society and provide concrete responses.


Three questions for Jean Chambaz, President of Sorbonne University

What is unique about Sorbonne University?

Sorbonne University was created through the merger of two Parisian research universities—among the most prestigious in France. In order to respond to today’s pressing issues and meet the challenges of tomorrow, we thought it essential to be able to draw on a broad range of knowledge. So we brought together natural sciences, medicine, the humanities, and the human and social sciences into a single institution that is distinguished by its venerable tradition, the prestige of its academic program, and the reputation of its research institutes.

How do you envision the University evolving over time?

We need to be better equipped to accomplish our mission, to comprehend, prepare and guide the transformation of our society and the world. This is why for several years now we have offered our students bi-disciplinary degree programs that reinforce their critical thinking skills. Likewise in research, our colleagues take on topics that bring together a group of complementary disciplines that showcase multi-disciplinarity, which in turn is nourished by excellence. At the same time, we want to take part in the exploration, preparation, and support of the digital revolution in society and the economy. More globally, we’re working to expand the confines of knowledge as a tool for the common good of all humanity, and for responsible development in social and ecological terms. It is with these challenges in mind that we encourage sponsors to join us, to participate in this adventure of humanity and this aspiration that we proudly declare: to better serve society.

What will the “Welcome to the Future” campaign’s impact be on Sorbonne University attaining its goals?

These important goals require resources that are equal to the task. The Sorbonne University Foundation has been a pioneer in the field in recent years, helping us create research chairs and academic projects, recruit eminent researchers, purchase equipment, and offer concrete financial aid to promising students from disadvantaged backgrounds, or young women interested in careers in the sciences. These impressive results make us want to expand the overall scope of these tools through the fundraising campaign Welcome to the Future. This is one of my goals for the years to come. I hope that in ten years we will have consolidated the trust of our donors, made concrete progress, and that the leadership of Sorbonne University will have been reinforced at an international level. I imagine a vibrant campus where people will live, study and work, in an space that fosters personal and collective growth—a prerequisite for accomplishing this extraordinary mission of ours: transmitting knowledge, better understanding the problems of the world, finding solutions for them, and inspiring enthusiasm in young students so they will take up the mantle and continue to pursue the path set out by Sorbonne University.

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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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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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).

Study at | 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.







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