Presentation of Sorbonne Paris Cité

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Sorbonne Paris Cité is a higher education and research alliance (Pôle de Recherche et d’Enseignement Superieur, PRES) established on February 10, 2010. It is a Public Institution for Scientific Cooperation bringing together four Parisian universities and four higher education and research institutes:

  • Sorbonne Nouvelle University - Paris 3
  • Paris Descartes University
  • Paris Diderot University
  • Paris 13 University
  • Institute of Physics of the Globe (IPGP)
  • National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO)
  • Sciences Po (Institute of Political Science), Paris
  • EHESP School of Public Health

These renowned institutions have decided to join forces in order to meet the challenges facing cutting edge research and academia in a changing world.

Its wide spectrum of disciplines, its international visibility and its high ranking research units make of Sorbonne Paris Cité a leading academic alliance with long term commitments to excellence:

  • Fostering knowledge-driven initiatives, in the fields of economic development, public policy, or the democratic access to culture;
  • Taking an innovative and active part in international research and encouraging interdisciplinarity;
  • Setting up cutting edge teaching programs at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels;
  • Developping research driven training programs geared to future decision makers;
  • Offering students improved living conditions and an up to date teaching environment for Paris and the greater Paris area.