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17.01.2015 - 31.08.2015

Professor-Researcher Recruitment for 2015

Pierre and Marie Curie University is recruiting qualified associate professors and full professors, all full-time university positions that start on 1 September, 2015. Click here for more information on UPMC ...

Shanghai 2014

A good year for UPMC! The University reaffirms its ranking as the top French University The 2014 edition of the Shanghai ranking was published as every year on 15 August. UPMC has confirmed its position ...

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The 2013 Doctors Honoris Causa

This year, UPMC has chosen ten exceptional individuals to receive their honorary doctorate: The Doctor Honoris Causa (DHC). This title is the highest distinction from a French university. UPMC awards ...

Shanghaï 2013

UPMC is ranked 1st in France, 6th European and 37th in the world ranking of 500 universities worldwide.  Results by discipline: In Math, UPMC is ranked 1st in France, 2nd European ...

The top 10 universities in the world under 50 years old: UPMC in 9th place

The Times Higher Education magazine has just published its 2013 global ranking of universities that are less than 50 years old. Pierre and Marie Curie University is ranked ninth among the 10 best universities ...

Shanghaï 2012

UPMC is ranked 2nd in France, 8th European and 42th in the world ranking of 500 universities worldwide. Results by discipline: In Math, UPMC is ranked 2nd in France, 4th in European and 8th in the ...



A Franco-Chiliean Research Lab on Marine Algae Biodiversity

The CNRS, UPMC and two Chilean universities signed an agreement on March 17, 2014 creating a joint international unit (IMU)1 that will strengthen their cooperation in the field of ecology and evolutionary ...

The UPMC Foundation and AXA Insurance Launch a Chair for Alzheimer’s Research

The UPMC Foundation and the AXA insurance company have officially launched the Chair for research on Alzheimer's Disease on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014.The Chair holder is Professor Harald Hampel, ...

Water Vapor Discovered for the First Time Around an Asteroid

An international team, including researchers from CNRS and the Paris Observatory at LESIA1 (Observatoire de Paris/CNRS/UPMC/Université Paris-Diderot) and at IMCEE2 (Observatoire de Paris/CNRS/UniversUPMC/Université ...

The Vision Institute and Langevin Institute Receive a Synergy Grant from the European Research Council

On December 18, 2013, the European Research Council (ERC) announced  the names of the thirteen projects selected from nearly 450 applicants who received a Synergy grant and who will share a total of €150 million. ...

Sylvia Serfaty and Cédric Villani appointed to the French Strategic Research Council

Sylvia Serfaty, professor of Mathematics at UPMC and winner of the Henri Poincaré Prize in 2012 and Cédric Villani, director of the Henri Poincaré Institute (UPMC/CNRS) and recipient of the 2010 Fields ...

Véronique Perdereau, awarded a Stars of Europe trophy

Professor at the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics ( ISIR-UPMC/CNRS ) and coordinator of the HANDLE project, Véronique Perdereau was awarded the Star of Europe during the launching ceremony ...

Cédric Villani, new member of the French Academy of Sciences

Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré (CNRS/UPMC) and professor of mathematics at the University of Lyon 1, Cédric Villani was elected member of the French Academy of Sciences on December 10, 2013. ...

Laure Saint-Raymond, youngest elected to the Academy of Science

38-year-old Laure Saint-Raymond became the youngest member elected to the French Academy of Sciences in the section of mechanical and computer science on December 10, 2013. She is a professor of mathematics ...

When Will the Earth Lose Its Oceans?

 When the Earth does lose its oceans? Under the effect of the naturally growing luminosity of the Sun—a very slow phenomenon unrelated to the current global warming—the Earth's temperature is expected ...

A Revolutionary Method for Gluing Gels and Biological Tissues

Researchers have discovered an efficient and easy-to-use method for bonding together gels and biological tissues. A team headed by Ludwik Leibler, involving researchers from the Laboratory of Soft Matter ...

Lamia Braci receives the France Quality Performance Award, Student Category

A doctoral candidate in process and high-technology engineering, Lamia Braci won the France Quality Performance Prize, in the Student category on 28 novembre 2013. This award recognizes her professional ...

The Vision Institute Inaugurates StreetLab Platform

On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, the Vision Institute, a partnership of UPMC, CNRS and Inserm, inaugurated its first artificial street.The StreetLab platform enables researchers to design and develop ...

Typhoon Haiyan: a recurring phenomenon?

 Philipe Drobinski is research director at the CNRS laboratory in dynamic meteorology of the Pierre-Simon Laplace Institute (IPSL, CNRS/UPMC/UVSQ/CEA/IRD/CNES/Polytechnic/ENS) and assistant professor at ...

Frog Legs Versus Peanut butter

Attitudes and eating habits among adolescents on both sides of the Atlanticby Denise Quirk Baillot Historically, France and the United States showed strong differences in eating customs, attitudes and ...

Julia Contreras-Garcia, awarded the European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG) Prize

Julia Contreras-Garcia, CNRS researcher and member of the Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory (LCT, UPMC/CNRS) has received the Young Scientist Award from the European High Pressure Research Group (EHPRG) ...

Benjamin Rotenberg awarded the Young Researcher and the Michel Gouilloud-Schlumberger Prizes

A CNRS researcher in the laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Electrolytes, Colloids and Analytical Sciences (PECSA, UPMC/CNRS/ESPCI ParisTech), Benjamin Rotenberg received the Young Researcher Award in ...

Anny Jutand, Grand Prix Achille Le Bel

The Board of Directors of French Chemical Society has awarded the Joseph-Achille Le Bel Prize to Anny Jutand, CNRS Research Director at the PASTEUR Laboratory (Selective Activation Process by Electronic ...

Ludovic Jullien, Winner of the Teaching and Education Division of the French Chemical Society

The Teaching and Education Division Award from the French Chemical Society went to Ludovic Jullien, chemistry professor and director of the UPMC laboratory "Selective Activation Process by Uni-electronic ...

Guy Pujolle, Awarded Telecom Prize from the Academy of Sciences

Guy Pujolle, a professor-researcher in computer science at LIP6 (UPMC/CNRS), has received the France Telecom Award from the Academy of Sciences. This award recognizes researchers or engineers in France ...

Sylvia Serfaty awarded again, this time with the Mergier-Bourdeix Grand Prize from the Academy of Sciences

Sylvia Serfaty, professor-researcher in the applied mathematics laboratory Jacques-Louis Lions (CNRS/UPMC), was given the Mergier-Bourdeix Award from the French Academy of Sciences. This award is given ...

Former UPMC doctoral student awarded scholarship

Philippe Esling, a former doctoral student at UPMC, is winner of the General Council of Val-de-Marne from 2012 to 2013.Established for 30 years, this award recognizes students from the Val-de-Marne, but ...

Arnaud Basdevant, UPMC Professor obesity specialist, becomes member of the French Academy of Medicine

Arnaud Basdevant, Professor at the Pierre and Marie Curie Faculty of Medicine, has been newly elected as to the French Academy of Medicine in the first division of medicine and medical specialties.He is head of the Nutrition department and of the "Endocrinology-Diabetology-Nutrition-Prevention" division at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital. ...

Guillaume Fiquet, deputy director of the IMPMC (UPMC/CNRS/IRD), awarded for his work in geochemistry

Guillaume Fiquet, CNRS Research Director and Deputy Director of the Institute of Mineralogy and Condensed Matter Physics, has been elected a 2013 Geochemical Fellow at the Geochemical Society and the ...

UPMC Inaugurates a Pan-European Doctoral Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Jean Chambaz, president of UPMC, has launched the creation of the doctoral program in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), part of the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) ...

Serge Haroche Receives the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

On Tuesday, October 9th, the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize for physics jointly to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland. The two physicists were rewarded "for ground-breaking experimental methods ...

Alessandra Carbone, Grammaticakis-Neuman Prize winner

A full professor at UPMC’s Department of Computer Science and director of the Genomics of Microorganisms Laboratory (CNRS/UPMC), Alessandra Carbone received the Grammaticakis-Neuman Prize, given by the ...

Sylvia Serfaty, Henri Poincaré Prize winner

Sylvia Serfaty, a full professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University since 2007 and member of the Jacques-Louis Lions Laboratory, received the Henri Poincaré Prize on August 6th during the 17th International ...

CERN observes new particle consistent with long-sought Higgs boson

 “We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature”  At a seminar held at CERN on July 4th as a curtain raiser to the year’s major particle physics conference, ICHEP2012 in Melbourne, the ATLAS ...

SATT LUTECH Transfer Starts Up

Combined Forces Will Maximize the Innovative Potential in its Regions SATT LUTECH has launched its business operations, bringing a new level of technology transfer capabilities to the Ile de France and ...

Senior executives visit UPMC

On July 13th, senior executives from some of the largest international industrial companies spent the morning visiting UPMC. After seeing demonstrations at four UPMC laboratories—the ISIR, LOCEAN, L2E



Healthy Living and Active Aging: the KIC EIT Health (Innolife) has won the EIT Tender

The Innolife consortium of 144 European companies, research institutes and universities has won EU backing to promote healthy living and active aging. The group has been selected as a new Knowledge and ...
01.11.2014 - 30.05.2015


 LOOKING FOR AN INNOVATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL MASTER THAT OPENS THE WAY TO CHALLENGING PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES?In partnership with 20 leading European technical universities, UPMC offers an international ...
01.11.2014 - 27.02.2015


 LOOKING FOR AN INNOVATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL MASTER THAT OPENS THE WAY TO CHALLENGING PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES?In partnership with 20 leading European technical universities, UPMC offers an international ...


01.12.2012 - 31.01.2013

Independent Application Process for Non-European Students

You are a Non-European student and you wish to apply independently (not in an exchange program) for the 1st or 2nd year of a bachelor’s or the 1st year of health studies (PAES)You have obtained or will ...

Response boxes revolutionize physics classes

 Full professor-researchers in physics at UPMC have decided to provide their students with remote response boxes to answer questions during lectures. The objective is to measure directly the students’ ...


Orientation Week

The transition from high school to university is, for many, a memorable moment, though the memories may not only be fond ones. Adapting to a new way of lifestyle is not easy. To have a good chance of succeeding, ...

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Brain and Spatial Attention: Can the left hemisphere compensate for lesions on the right hemisphere?

Dr. Paolo Bartolomeo, Inserm Research Director and Head of the PICNIC LAB team at the Brain and Spinal Cord Institute – the ICM (a joint Inserm-CNRS-UPMC institute), and his collaborators published the ...

Rosetta: The first results of the ROSINA instrument

First measurements by the Rosetta mission's ROSINA instrument show that the deuterium-to-hydrogen (D/H) ratio of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is highly enriched in deuterium. These results contradict ...

Healthy Living and Active Aging: the KIC EIT Health (Innolife) has won the EIT Tender

The Innolife consortium of 144 European companies, research institutes and universities has won EU backing to promote healthy living and active aging. The group has been selected as a new Knowledge and ...

The UPMC Foundation and AXA Insurance Launch Alzheimer's Chair

 Wednesday, February 12th, 2014. The AXA Research Fund and Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) in Paris today announced the launch of a permanent Chair for research into Alzheimer’s disease. With ...

Essilor and the Vision Institute Join Forces to Study Aging of Vision

Essilor and the Vision Institute (UPMC, Inserm and the CNRS) announce the creation of a joint research laboratory on the theme of “Visual Aging, Action and Autonomy”. Its aim is to evaluate and to gain ...

Researchers Develop First Single-Molecule LED

The ultimate challenge in the race to miniaturize light emitting diodes (LED) has now been met: a team led by the Institut de Physique et de Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS, CNRS/Université de Strasbourg), ...

Sorbonne University and Its Partners Launch the Quadrivium 1 Seed Fund

At the initiative of the UPMC Foundation, Sorbonne University members are endowed with the Quadrivium 1 seed funds in the amount of €60 million, of which they announced the first closing at €35.5 million ...

Storing a Twisted Photon in a Quantum Memory

Physicists at the Kastler Brossel Laboratory (LKB, CNRS/UPMC/ENS/CdF) have stored in an ensemble of cold atoms and retrieved on demand quantum bits carried by light pulses at the single-photon level. For the first time, ...

First Infrared Satellite Monitoring of Peak Pollution

Plumes of several anthropogenic pollutants (especially particulate matter and carbon monoxide) located near ground level over China have for the first time been detected from space. The work was carried ...

Top European Doctoral Candidates and Business Leaders from Lafarge, L'Oréal, McKinsey, Renault Meet to Discuss Leadership on the UPMC campus in Paris

The 2013 LERU Summer SchoolPierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) hosted this year’s League of European Research Universities (LERU) Summer School the 8 to 12 July, 2013 on the historic Cordeliers campus ...

Depression: the links between environment, psychology and genetics become clearer

Disorders such as anxiety or depression have causes both psychological and environmental and a genetic component. However, it is not yet clear how each element affects the brain and generates anxiety and depressive symptoms. ...

NASA selects the OSORIS-REx Mission

The OSIRIS-REx mission (Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer), in which LESIA is highly involved, has been selected by NASA in the New Frontiers program.

LERU : "Getting to grips with the competitive challenge"

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) argues for a long term and substantial investment in basic research.The European research base has some of the highest levels of productivity and excellence ...

Five distant galaxies detected by Herschel

An international team of astronomers, including several French researchers, is to measure the exact distance of five very distant galaxies, thanks to the Herschel Space Observatory, ESA and ground-based ...