Covering all fields of knowledge in science and engineering, the faculty is dedicated to both research at the heart of disciplines and to multidisciplinary approaches to meet the major challenges of the 21st century. Academic excellence is driven by its professor-researchers and partner researchers, whose research contributes to the quality of the education provided by the faculty.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering, with its 18,000 students, covers many scientific disciplines divided into six academic and research departments (UFR): Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Earth Sciences, Environment and Biodiversity, as well as its three marine stations. The Faculty also includes the Polytech Sorbonne engineering school, the Paris Astrophysics Institute, and the Henri Poincaré Institute.
Educating Tomorrow’s Professionals
The ambition of the Faculty is to support students moving into the professional world by proposing courses adapted to their project and educational programs supported by research performed in its laboratories. Each student builds their own career path through a progressive orientation process. From the first year of bachelor's degree, students can choose between mono- or multidisciplinary courses with the major-minor and double major system. In the Master's degrees, specialization constitutes sets of knowledge and skills that facilitate employment that aligns with the project of each student.
The 66 laboratories of the Faculty are located mainly on the Pierre and Marie Curie campus in Paris and at three marine stations in Roscoff, Banyuls-sur-Mer and Villefranche-sur-Mer. All the laboratories are in partnership with national organizations such as CNRS, INSERM, INRIA, CEA and IRD and academic partners such as the Paris Diderot and Paris Descartes Universities, ENS, the Collège de France the aris Observatory and the ESPCI. The Faculty also has numerous institutes and laboratories of excellence (Labex).
Innovation and technology transfer
Technology transfer and innovation highlight our scientific and technical advances and multidisciplinary research to both national and international companies. The Faculty delegates the management of its portfolio of patents and technologies to SATT Lutech, which in turn supplies end-to-end support to innovation, from the laboratory to a licensing agreement or a startup. The Faculty also relies on the Quadrivium Ventures seed fund, which drives and inspires entrepreneurship in laboratories and supports the most innovative start-ups. Twenty start-ups were created in 2016.
Corinne Aubert, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences
Corinne Aubert is a CNRS Director of Research in Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences (formerly UPMC), specializing in Organometallic Chemistry, Homogeneous Catalysis, and Organic and Asymmetric Synthesis. From 2011 to 2017, she was the Coordinator of LabEx MiChem and Director of the Paris Institute of Molecular Chemistry (UPMC/CNRS), after serving as Deputy Director.