Gouvernance et organisation / Conseils centraux

Central Councils

The University is administered by the President and the central councils.

Central Councils

The Councils are composed of two distinct bodies: the Board of Directors (BOD) and the Academic Council (ACC).

The latter consists of two commissions: the research commission and the commission on education and student life.

The central councils are composed of elected representatives of teaching staff, administrative staff, students and outside representatives. The student members are renewed every two years, and other representatives are renewed every four years.

The Board of Directors

It elects the president of the University for four years. Approval of the Strategic Plan, the annual report, the social report, but also votes on the budget: the prerogatives of the Board of Directors are numerous and decisive with regard to the management of the establishment. The Board of Directors is convened at least four times a year.

The Academic Council

The Academic Council, in plenary session, is an advisory body. Its remit covers the orientation of research and education policies, the institutional contract, the definition of teaching and research positions, as well as issues related to student life. The Academic Council sets up the Disciplinary Section from among its members.

The Committee on Education and University Life is consulted on educational policy and allocates the envelope of resources intended for education as allocated by the Board of Directors. It deals with questions relating to academics and the living and study conditions of students.

The Research Committee is consulted on research policy goals and shall allocate the research-funding envelope as allocated by the Board of Directors.

The members of the Board of Directors and the Academic Council of Sorbonne University were elected on 14 and 15 November 2017 for a 4-year term.

> Consult the list of elected officials on the Regulatory Acts website

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.

All users (students and staff) have access to more precise information on a dedicated page:


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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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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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