Universités en Ile de France

Sorbonne Université

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University Information

Location: 4eme Arrondissement, Paris
Founded: 1257
Students: 53 400
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public University 
Website: www.sorbonne-universite.fr

About the University

Sorbonne University is a multidisciplinary and research-intensive university with world-famous origins. Continuing the humanist tradition of the Sorbonne, it is devoted to meeting the scientific challenges of the 21st century and spreading the knowledge created in its laboratories by its research teams and transmitted to its students and to society as a whole. Sorbonne University’s three faculties in humanities, medicine and science each with the wide-ranging autonomy necessary to conduct its ambitious programs in both research and education. The University’s 53,500 students, 3,400 professor-researchers and 3,600 administrative and technical staff members who help it run every day contribute to a University that is diverse, creative, innovative, and with a global outlook.

Excerpt from Paris Sorbonne’s website.

The Sorbonne has the following areas of study:

  • Arts
    • Art and Archaeology
    • Music and Musicology
  •  Languages
    • English studies
    • Arabic and Hebrew studies
    • German and Nordic studies
    • Iberian and Latin American Studies
    • Slavonic studies
    • Italian studies
    • Applied Foreign Language (LEA)
  • Classical Languages & French
    • Greek
    • Latin
    • French Language and Linguistics
    • French and Comparative Literature
  • Human Sciences
    • Geography
    • History
    • The Institute for Research on Modern Western Civilization (IRCOM)
    • Philosophy
    • Sociology and Applied human sciences
  • Communication
    • Information and communication (CELSA)
    • Education
    • ESPE
  • Sciences
    • Faculté de médecine Pierre-et-Marie-Curie
    • Faculté de chimie
    • Faculté d’ingénierie
    • Faculté de mathématiques Pierre-et-Marie-Curie
    • Faculté de physique Pierre et Marie Curie
    • Faculté de biologie
    • Faculté Terre Environnement et Biodiversité
    • Institut des systèmes intelligents et de robotique
    • École polytechnique universitaire Pierre et Marie Curie
    • Observatoire Institut d’astrophysique de Paris
    • Observatoire océanologique de Roscoff
    • Observatoire océanologique de Banyuls
    • Observatoire océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer
    • Institut de statistique de l’université de Paris
    • Institut Henri-Poincaré

Getting There

Sorbonne Université Lettres is located in the 4th arrondissement next to the Panthéon-Sorbonne. The university is conveniently located on public transportation lines:

  • Metro Line 10: Station: Cluny Sorbonne
  • Bus 27, 27, 38, or 85 Stop: Les Ecoles

Sorbonne Université (Sciences) is located in the 5th arrondissement at the heart of Paris near to the Lettres campus.  The university is conveniently located on public transportation lines:

  • Metro line 7 and 10: Station: Jussieu 
  • Bus 24, 63 and 89 Stop: Université Paris VI

Français Langue Etrangère

Sorbonne Université (Lettres) has an interesting offer of courses for French as a foreign language for exchange students.  This courses range from level A2 to C1.