About the Panthéon-Sorbonne University
The University of Paris was created at the very beginning of the 13th century and has inherited its name from the College created by the theologian Robert de Sorbon in 1252. Alongside Oxford and Bologna, the Sorbonne is one of the oldest universities in the world. With eight hundred years of excellence to build on, the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a descendant of the Faculty of Law and Economics of the Sorbonne, is one of the most famous and largest universities in France. Some forty thousand students are enrolled on 14 teaching and research departments (Unités de Formation et de Recherche) and 5 Institutes, which offer top-level degree courses in law, political science, economics, management and the humanities. The university is principally located in the heart of the Latin Quarter and occupies part of the Sorbonne and other prestigious French university buildings. Paris 1 is at the center of a rich network of international relations stretching across the five continents and plays a major role in training researchers, academics, judges, lawyers, senior managers and top French civil servants. At the crossroads of tradition and modernity, Paris 1 is at the forefront of research and education in its fields and aims to be a major pole of research and education in Europe in the 21st century.