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UPMC Facts and Figures

  • 31,000 students of which 20 percent are international
  • 3,000 doctoral candidates
  • 9,600 in staff, of which 3,750 are professor-researchers
  • 100 research laboratories
  • 8 main teaching hospitals
  • 8,500 publications per year (approx. 11% of the publication in France)
  • Ranked the top university in France and 6th in Europe by both Shanghai and Taiwan.
  • 4th in the world for mathematics
  • Member of three of the five the European innovation networks, in: Climate, ICT, and Health

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Secretariat of the President

+ 33 (0)1 44 27 33 49

Welcome to the Leading French Scientific and Medical University

UPMC represents French excellence in science and medicine. A direct descendant of the historic Sorbonne, UPMC is  the top French university by the Shanghai world rankings, 7th in Europe and 36th in the world. UPMC encompasses all major sciences, such as mathematics (5th in the world); chemistry; physics; electronics; computer science; mechanics; Earth, marine and environmental sciences; life sciences; and medicine.

 

With 8,500 publications per year, approximately 11% of the national production, UPMC is a major player in the international knowledge and innovation economy, as shown by its many international awards. The University has more than 3,750 researchers and professor-researchers in 100 laboratories  and an additional 2,800 researchers working as partners from four French national research organizations: the CNRS (science), Inserm (health and medical), the IRD (development) and Inria (computing and automation). UPMC files more than 20 patents each year and has cooperation agreements with prestigious universities worldwide. Its partnerships with major French and international research organizations and participation in various international networks are testament to the University’s international involvement.

 

The largest scientific and medical education center in France, UPMC offers its 34,000 students (of which 20 percent are foreign) a demanding and diverse curriculum organized into 10 bachelor programs, 11 master's degrees and 16 doctoral schools and France’s largest library center. UPMC promotes study abroad programs as a valuable educational and cultural asset through its four international bachelor’s, 16 international master’s and four international doctorates in partnership with universities worldwide.

 

UPMC, a founding member of Sorbonne University. This re-establishment of the historic Sorbonne University is a comprehensive group of establishments—all top in their fields—offering students an expanded choice of major-minor courses and degrees designed for emerging professions. As part of the Sorbonne University group, UPMC research spans not only the sciences and medicine, but also technology, economics, humanities and the arts. Its research at the intersection of numerous domains and transversal themes is supported by cluster hiring. Sorbonne University was also selected as an “Excellence Initiative” by the French government, and includes four national research organizations as members: the CNRS, Inserm, the IRD and Inria.



Go to Professor-Researcher Recruitment for 201618.01.2016 - 31.08.2016

Professor-Researcher Recruitment for 2016

Pierre and Marie Curie University is recruiting qualified associate professors and full professors.

All full-time university positions that start on 1 September, 2016.

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Go to Professor-Researcher Recruitment for 2016 18.01.2016 - 31.08.2016

Professor-Researcher Recruitment for 2016

Pierre and Marie Curie University is recruiting qualified associate professors and full professors.

All full-time university positions that start on 1 September, 2016.

Click here for more information on UPMC.

For more information on the positions available, please click on the pages below:

- The list of job opening ...

Go to Jean Chambaz Elected to the EUA Board 17.04.2015

Jean Chambaz Elected to the EUA Board

Thursday, April 16th in Antwerp, Belgium: Jean Chambaz, president of UPMC, was elected to the board of the European University Association (EUA) for a four-year term.

Four other rectors and presidents of European universities were also elected among the 12 candidates running. Tarrach, former president ...