Recherche et Innovation / Laboratoires et plateformes

Research structures and technical platforms

Sorbonne University is notable for its critical mass of very high-level research in a very broad disciplinary continuum, leadership and a high density of research in science and technology, life and environmental sciences, health, humanities and social sciences. 

This critical mass is built through a very close partnership with the Public Scientific and Technological Establishments (EPST), which are French national research organisations integrated into Sorbonne University. There is a close network of joint research units with the CNRS and Inserm, focused topics with the IRD, and project-teams with Inria. As a result, Sorbonne University's strategy has created a strong synergy with these four EPSTs.

This broad disciplinary spectrum feeds into interdisciplinary axes which take the form of multidisciplinary thematic institutes.

Sorbonne University has 135 research units and approximately 100 research platforms grouped within three faculties: Arts and Humanities, Medicine, Sciences and Engineering. All these structures contribute to Sorbonne University’s international influence, which are open to society and contribute their expertise, particularly to the business world through collaborations or research services.

The faculty of medicine is closed to the public and operates according to a business continuity plan (research, pedagogy, administrative) since Monday, March 16, 2020. The closure of the faculty to the public effectively results in the cancellation of all courses in face-to-face. Research activities and vital administrative activities are maintained, under the conditions specified by the university administration in the Business Continuity Plan. Beyond the end of classroom lessons, university libraries are closed. The situation is constantly changing, staff and students are invited to consult their emails, the university intranet and the FAQ to stay informed.

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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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