Sorbonne Université

The great adventure of knowledge

Sorbonne University is a public university, created on 1 January 2018, by the merger of the Paris-Sorbonne University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. It is structured by three faculties, in the fields of arts and humanities, science and engineering, and medicine.

The great adventure of knowledge

As a multidisciplinary research university in the heart of Paris, Sorbonne University is resolutely global. In cooperation with its partners, it creatively and innovatively fulfils its missions of teaching, research, innovation, mediation and technology transfer for the benefit of the common good. 

Sorbonne University is a pioneer in the pathways of knowledge and tackles major contemporary challenges such as climate change and sustainability, digital transformation and the data revolution, personalised medicine, open science, and more. On the strength of its shared values—quality and integrity, freedom, transparency and collegiality, diversity, the exchange of ideas—it ambitiously pursues its public service mission and dedicates itself to the creation and development of knowledge, at the heart and at the intersection of disciplines.

Sorbonne University promotes equal access to knowledge, from bachelor's degrees to doctorates and in life-long learning. At the end of high school, when returning to school or throughout a career, it provides demanding teaching based on the spirit and methods of research, and allows students to develop their own multidisciplinary career path. On its campuses, in Paris and in its marine stations in the regions, it boasts state-of-the-art equipment conducive to successful work. 

Because there can be no success without the chance to flourish, Sorbonne University helps to improve the living conditions of students who are in need, offers a wide range of sports and cultural activities and encourages student initiatives.

Sharing knowledge

Sorbonne University contributes to current public debates through a host of events open to everyone. On its campuses, all kinds of people have the chance to discover and share knowledge: courses, conferences, events, the discovery of unique collections, shows or concerts, etc.

Innovation and entrepreneurship

The transfer of technology and expertise is a priority for Sorbonne University. It promotes entrepreneurship and supports promising startups from its community through multiple value-adding and investment instruments. Sorbonne University's economic partnerships, from startups to large companies, further strengthen the economic and societal impact of its research. 

An open and global university

To perform its missions and succeed in its projects, Sorbonne University is developing a dynamic partnership policy. Its laboratories are co-managed by national research organisations and leading academic partners. In 2018, it created the Sorbonne University Alliance, which among other things, defines the orientations of the Excellence Initiative for the implementation of the Sorbonne University Strategic Plan. 

In the French regions of Île-de-France, Brittany, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Occitania, it works closely with local authorities and businesses, contributing to the economic development of the French regions.

Particularly active within the European university and scientific area, and thanks to its strategic international partnerships, Sorbonne University contributes to the influence of French science and humanities. Committed to research and to the success of its students, with a spirit of diversity and openness, Sorbonne University participates in the great adventure of knowledge at the service of society.

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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