Gouvernance et organisation / Développement durable

Sustainable development

Sustainable development is a challenge that affects the whole Sorbonne University community and these days must be integrated into all of its actions. Sorbonne University's Sustainable Development Charter, adopted by the Board of Directors in October 2019, endorses this commitment. It was developed with a range of stakeholders from the University community, including students, associations, and academic researchers who are experts on the subject.

Sustainable development

It was much more important to get everyone involved and make limited progress, rather than going further with a small team of specialists and dedicated people yet leaving others behind. The true approach to sustainable development is effective if everyone adheres to it

Dominique Pateron, Vice President for Heritage, Infrastructure, Accessibility and Sustainable Development.

Sorbonne University is aware of its three-fold responsibility: it must provide education and training in issues of ecological transition and disseminate knowledge, find the sustainable solutions of tomorrow and itself be an ecologically responsible actor. 

To meet these objectives, the University has drawn up an action plan led by the University’s Presidency, with a vice president designated to implement this policy. This plan is based on the national ecological transition strategy, taking up seven of the nine goals, in a manner adapted to the challenges and opportunities of the Sorbonne University. For each goal, the plan sets out concrete measures. 

Thus, in its core activities, Sorbonne University is committed to integrating sustainable development into its curricula, promoting research and innovation on sustainable development and increasing citizens' awareness of environmental issues. As for its own ecological responsibility, Sorbonne University aims to reduce its waste and greenhouse gas emissions, and is committed to promoting sustainable practices in all areas of the University's work. For example, Sorbonne University includes sustainable development in the weighting of the analysis of bids, and integrates energy performance criteria in the specifications of all its actions on buildings. In addition, a "minor" program on the environment is now available to all Sorbonne University students. 

Implementation of the action plan will be ensured by a monitoring group, which will be able to draw on the greenhouse gas emissions balance sheet carried out in 2019 and will assess the long-term effectiveness of the measures.

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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.

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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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