Located in the heart of Paris, Sorbonne University is a multidisciplinary and research-intensive public university with three faculties in the arts and humanities, science and engineering, and medicine and about 55,000 students in total. The university was created as a result of a merger between the Paris-Sorbonne University and Pierre and Marie Curie University in 2018. Sorbonne University strives for creativity, diversity and innovation in teaching and research to make knowledge and accessible for everyone. Among the university's alumni are several Noble laureates and Fields Medal winners.
Top 100Sorbonne University is consistently ranked among the Top 100 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings
10number of International Strategic Partnerships
over 90%Professional integration rate of Sorbonne graduates with Master degreees, with 90% of Master graduates from the Faculty of Arts in employment and 93% from the Faculty of Science and Engineering
Sorbonne University's 135 research units bring together around 6,400 academic researchers and partner researchers from the humanities, medicine as well as technological, formal or natural sciences. These researchers work to advance the knowledge, practices and understandings in their field and help tackle current societal challenges in an interdisciplinary manner. Interdisciplinarity also lies at the core of the Sorbonne University Alliance, a coalition of six higher education and research institutions, that consists of nine multidisciplinary research institutes and eleven initiatives. As part of the 4EU+ Alliance, Sorbonne and its European partner universities promote cutting-edge collaborative research through a free movement area of people and knowledge. Research at Sorbonne University is internationally recognized and globally oriented with contributions to multiple international research laboratories. Sorbonne University received more than 80 million Euro in Horizon 2020 funding, with 22 million awarded in 2019 alone, and another 900,000€ in Erasmus+ funding.
Engagement with IU
In early 2019, IU signed two formal partnership agreements to engage in research collaborations and student exchanges with Sorbonne University. An additional student exchange agreement was signed in 2020. Despite its relative recent addition to IU's European partners, the partnership to Sorbonne has already yielded some robust new connections and synergies between faculty through new initiatives.