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  • 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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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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Academic Excellence Celebrated at the Sorbonne

The ceremony for the honorary doctors on October 11, 2016 brought together Pierre et Marie Curie and Paris-Sorbonne universities in the Great Amphitheater of the Sorbonne to honor the six women and eight men that have been recognized for their important contributions to their respective disciplines. ...

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The 2016 Docteur Honoris Causa Ceremony

for the first time, UPMC and Paris-Sorbonne have jointly awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa title. They pay tribute to these men and women, who have each advanced their field and contributed to the evolution of our knowledge and our society. In this way, UPMC and Paris-Sorbonne support cooperation across ...