University of Paris

130 th
World University Rankings 2020
11 th
Young University Rankings 2020
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
85 boulevard Saint-Germain, cedex 06, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75006, France

A fully comprehensive university in Paris

At the heart of the global network of knowledge and innovation, Université de Paris is France’s leading multidisciplinary university.

Born in 2019 from the merger of the universities of Paris Diderot, Paris Descartes and Institut de physique du globe de Paris, the ambition of Université de Paris is to lead and develop an exceptional potential to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s society.

With a recognized international standing, as well as a strategic portfolio of privileged academic partners throughout the world, it offers its students state-of-the-art, innovative courses in the following fields:

  • Arts, Humanities and Languages,
  • Human, Economic and Social Sciences,
  • Science and Technology,
  • Medicine , Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing

Université de Paris is fully engaged in an experience that brings together thought leadership, pedagogical innovation in education, and excellence in research at the graduate level.

It is a unique university community based on strong values:

  • freedom of thought in study, teaching and research;
  • service of society and the general interest;
  • openness to the world, the city and the immediate environment;
  • respect and promotion of the well-being of everyone;
  • scientific integrity.

Blending history and modernity, Université de Paris includes the prestigious heritage of the Latin Quarter, with the more contemporary architecture of the new Paris Rive gauche district, which is perfectly integrated into its urban environment.

Spanning some 14 campuses and research facilities in Paris, Université de Paris boasts an exceptional real estate heritage, chiefly located within Paris and its inner suburban circle, and accessible via public transportation.

The student experience is at the heart of the university’s mission. The dynamism of campus life at Université de Paris provides students with great opportunities to multiply enriching experiences and share projects and values.

Discover Université de Paris’ wide range of programs delivering national degrees, with a special focus on interdisciplinarity.


61 Bachelor’s programs

Université de Paris is committed to ensuring its students’ success by offering state-of-the-art, innovative courses. The distinctive degree programs offered by the university are built on disciplinary and interdisciplinary strengths with flexibility and choice throughout all undergraduate curricula, where core teaching is enhanced by a growing range of electives, study tracks and personal projects.


100 Research and Professional Master’s programs, offering over 150 specializations

Université de Paris is fully engaged in an experience that brings together thought leadership, pedagogical innovation in education, and excellence in research at the graduate level. The diversity of degrees sanctioning graduate studies at Université de Paris reflects a quest for quality, an agile response to emerging needs, and a pledge to favor the pursuit of knowledge and the exploration of new interests. 

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Fundamentally multidisciplinary, Université de Paris develops high-level research in all fields of knowledge, from the exact and experimental sciences to the human and social sciences

It pays particular attention to major societal issues and wishes to promote a set of transversal programs and projects in the following areas:

  • The universe, the earth and the environment
  • New challenges in health and life sciences
  • The interfaces of biomedicine with mathematics, physics and chemistry as well as with the human and social sciences;
  • The transformations of societies and individual behaviours in the world;
  • The avalanche of data across the spectrum of disciplines, from physics and health and life sciences to the humanities and social sciences.

It also has a strong international policy to attract the best teacher-researchers and researchers at all stages of their careers.

Key figures

  • 61,000 students
  • More than 10.000 foreign students
  • 500 researchers and teacher-researchers
  • 000 administrative and technical staff
  • 142 research laboratories
  • 10% of scientific articles published in France
  • Three faculties (Health, Sciences, Humanities) and one Institute (Universe, Earth and Environment)
  • 20 libraries with extended opening hours, covering all the disciplines taught at the Université de Paris.


  • 2 Nobel Prizes
  • 1 Fields Medal
  • 1 Crafoord Prize
  • 1 Brain Prize
  • 1 Holberg Prize
  • 100 ERC Grants (2008-2017); 63 since 2012

Explore rankings data for University of Paris

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Key statistics

  • 15.5
    No. of students per staff
  • 17%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 64 : 36
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 61,390
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings