Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about the Sorbonne University alumni network.
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The alumni network includes all graduates of Sorbonne University, Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) and Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV). It maintains the link between alumni and the Sorbonne University community to which they belong. Its goal is to develop collaborations in professional insertion and career development, training, research, innovation, business creation, etc.
Alumni is the plural of the Latin word alumnus, which means "student." Today, alumni refers to former students, graduates and alumni of the same university or school.
From the moment you join Sorbonne University, you are a member of its community for life. When you graduate, you have free access to the alumni network. You will receive regular information on the scientific news of Sorbonne University, the social life of the network and invitations to events organized especially for you. You can participate in various clubs’ activities and get involved with other members of the community.
Sorbonne University was born on January 1, 2018 from the merger between Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) and Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV). So you are now automatically an alumnus of Sorbonne University.
No, the alumni network is free. No membership fee is required. To be eligible, you just need to be a graduate of Sorbonne University, Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) or the Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV).
To update your contact information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the end of 2021, we will launch an online platform where you will be able to modify your details yourself.
In accordance with the European Data Protection Regulation of May 25, 2018 ("RGPD") and the amended "Informatique et Libertés" law, you have the right to access, rectify, erase, limit and oppose the processing of data concerning you. You also have the right to define the fate of your personal data "post-mortem.”
You can exercise your rights at any time by contacting the Alumni Relations Department. You can also write to our Data Protection Officer. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, you can also file a complaint with the CNIL.
Sorbonne University is a research-intensive, multidisciplinary university with global reach. It was created on January 1, 2018 from the merger between Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) and Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV). Located in the heart of Paris, it covers all disciplines of the humanities, medicine, and science and engineering.
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No, you are and will always be a graduate of the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) or of Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV). However, you should know that we no longer publish or communicate under these two names, but under the name Sorbonne University and its variations of faculties, institutes, internal schools, etc.
Officially, you are and will always be a graduate of Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) or of Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV). However, we no longer publish or communicate under these two names, but under the name Sorbonne University and its variations of faculties, institutes, internal schools, etc. We therefore strongly encourage you to change the affiliation of your degree on social networks. On your CVs and cover letters, if it is appropriate to indicate your university of origin, we advise you to indicate it in brackets: "Sorbonne University (ex-UPMC or ex Paris-Sorbonne).” Finally, you can inform your employers if you deem it useful.
To join a specific club (e.g. regional), benefit from its activities or be part of its team, simply write to email@example.com. We'll add you to their mailing list or put you in touch with their leaders. You can also join its LinkedIn group.
At the end of 2021, we will launch an online platform where you will be able to contact the clubs of your choice directly.
Until then, you can find all the Clubs here.
We thank you for your commitment to the success of Sorbonne University students. Many programs organize job fairs for students. In addition, our services dedicated to career guidance and integration, in our faculties and within our Doctoral College, set up workshops and exchanges between our students and professionals throughout the year. Contact us to be put in touch with them.
We thank you for your commitment to the professional integration of young graduates, students and doctoral students at Sorbonne University.
If you would like to recruit someone:
- In science and engineering: you can post your offer on the Career Platform of the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
- In the arts and humanities: you can create an account and post your offer on the Faculty of Arts and Humanities' Career Platform.
- In medicine and paramedics: contact the career guidance and integration service of the Faculty of Medicine.
You can also contact us to refine your request.
Some Sorbonne University programs have an alumni network specific to their discipline. Send us an email specifying your original program so that we can put you in touch with them. If the program you are interested in does not currently have a network of graduates, we can do a search for you.
At the end of 2021, Sorbonne University will provide you with an online platform that will include a directory and a job portal dedicated to alumni.
Until then, if you are a graduate of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, you can access their career platforms to submit your CV and consult job offers, as well as contact the services dedicated to professional integration:
- Faculty of Science and Engineering: access the Career Platform or contact the Career Orientation Service.
- Faculty of Arts: access the Career Platform or contact the Service Communitaire pour l'Information, l'Orientation et l'Insertion Professionnelle.
- In medicine and paramedics: contact the Orientation and Professional Integration Service of the Faculty of Medicine.
In all other cases, you can post your requests on the LinkedIn groups of the clubs you are a member of.
The Alumni Relations Department can also put you in touch with the alumni networks of the programs when they exist.
Sorbonne University has more than 130 laboratories and research teams in all fields of humanities, medicine, science and engineering, as well as many interdisciplinary institutes. It also has all the links in the chain of innovation, technology transfer and entrepreneurship. We can support you and develop collaborations in all these areas. To do so, contact the Alumni Relations Department so that we can determine the best contact for you.