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LERU Celebrates 20 Years of Mobilizing Research Universities

Founded in 2002 in Leiden (Netherlands), LERU (League of European Research Universities) is a key network for European research. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, representatives of its 23 member universities met from May 19 to 21 at a dedicated conference during which their new institutional video was unveiled.

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is a European network of research-intensive universities, of which Sorbonne University is an active member and held the presidency from 2018 to 2021. Founded in 2002 in the city of Leiden, the Netherlands, LERU promotes basic research in European research universities and among policy makers, on behalf of universities sharing the values of high quality teaching and research that contributes to the progress of society. 

It is an essential network for strengthening European higher education and research policy, both on the continent and globally, building and promoting an autonomous approach in the interest of research, sharing best practices through its working groups and enabling regular dialogue between member universities.

For example, a recent action of the LERU was to support an increase of the amount finally allocated to the Horizon Europe program, compared to the extremely disappointing budget initially proposed by the Member States of the European Union (including France).

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, representatives of LERU member universities met in Leiden from May 19 to 21, 2022. This event was marked by a major conference on an important societal theme: "How does science contribute to sustainable and resilient societies?" as well as the preview of the league's new institutional video.

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To discuss LERU's activities, don't hesitate to email Bernold Hasenknopf.


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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.

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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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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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