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  • 33,000 students, of which 6,900 are international
  • 10,500 in staff, of which 8,200 are in research structures
  • 18 sites across 4 regions in France

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History and Famous People

In 2009, UPMC celebrated both the reconstuction of the Zamansky tour and nine centuries of university activity on the site of the Saint Victor Abbey, renowned as a center of Western intellectual renaissance, with a famous library and a training center for clerics.

This school, founded by Guillaume de Champeaux in 1109, played a major role in the intellectual effervescence of the Latin Quarter for several centuries.

Grammar, rhetoric, dialectics, music, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and even technology were all taught there.

After the Revolution, the site was occupied by various warehouses, then the “halle aux vins” (the Paris wine market), before being reintegrated into the world of research as a part of the Faculty of Science of the University of Paris in 1959.

Under André Malraux’s leadership, the decision on the Albert project and the tower was made in 1963. And nine hundred years later, UPMC continues the quest for knowledge of the highest order, in the heart of Paris.



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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 the DHC to individuals who have contributed to the advancement of our society.

The awardees for 2013 ...