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The University


Paris Sorbonne University is the main inheritor of the old Sorbonne, which dates back to the 13th century. It was one of the first universities in the world.

The biggest complex in France, dedicated to Literature, Languages, Civilizations, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, is located on the original medieval foundations, and now extends to the Latin Quarter and to other areas in Paris.

The University has two characteristics : rich culture and tradition, with top-quality researchers, and therefore an excellent scientific reputation shown through publications and international exchanges; its concern to constantly adapt to present day social and technological changes and to encourage as many students as possible to study at Paris-Sorbonne while preparing for their future careers. The Sorbonne incites its students to think freely, to construct their own judgment, so that they can become responsible and inventive citizens who can promote dignity and peace culture.

Paris-Sorbonne in numbers

21 000 students
1 237 teachers and research professor
720 people working at Paris-Sorbonne (other than teachers and research professors)
18 departments
2 schools (CELSA, ESPE)


The different Paris-Sorbonne sites

The Latin Quarter
Sorbonne and Champollion islet
The Research Center

The affiliated centres
The Slavic Studies Center         
The Catalan Studies Center
The Institute of Art and Archaeology
The University Center of Clignancourt and the institute of Hispanic Studies
The Institute of Geography            
The University Center of Malesherbes

The intramural colleges



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Paris-Sorbonne University
1 rue Victor Cousin
75005 Paris

+33 (0) 1 40 46 22 11

Tube station : Saint-Michel, Odéon, Cluny-la-Sorbonne
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