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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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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 (scientific), Inserm (health and medical) and the IRD (research and development) and Inria (computing and automation) as full members.

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