Research structures and technical platforms
Sorbonne Université 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, human and social sciences.
This critical mass takes the form of a very close partnership with Établissements publics à caractère scientifique et technologique (EPST), which are inseparable from Sorbonne Université within their scope, through a dense network of joint research units with the CNRS and Inserm, in a more focused way with the IRD, and through the project-team model with Inria. As a result, Sorbonne Université’s strategy is the result of a strong synergy with these four EPSTs.
This broad disciplinary spectrum feeds into interdisciplinary lines of action which are implemented in multidisciplinary thematic institutes.
Sorbonne Université has 135 research units and around 100 research platforms grouped into three faculties: Humanities, Medicine, Sciences and Engineering, and all these structures contribute to its international reach. They are wide open to society and contribute their expertise, particularly to the business world through collaborations or research services.