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Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne: France's leading university for the humanities and social sciences.

Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University combines having a long and illustrious heritage going back to the college founded by Robert de Sorbon in the 13th century with an innovative multidisciplinary mission. As France's leading university in the humanities and social sciences (SHS), since 1971 it has cultivated a unique spirit that combines a demanding scientific approach with the ambition of developing new knowledge to support transforming the world.

The University is located across 25 sites in the Paris region, and is also open to the world and Europe, as part of the Una Europa alliance with 11 other institutions. Almost 45,000 students are enrolled in the University each year, and it has one of the largest alumni networks on the continent. Thanks to its exceptional range of disciplines, the University trains researchers, teachers, legal professionals, business and government executives, economists, and artists, etc. But above all, it seeks to help students become engaged citizens, capable of critical thinking and analysing the world around them, to participate in devising practical solutions to the new challenges facing our society.

With a community of 1,500 professors, lecturers and teacher-researchers, as well as more than 1,200 administrative and library staff, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University is one of the world's leading centres of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences. Today, it is France's principal university in the humanities and social sciences, committed to putting people back at the heart of scientific enquiry, to fostering more humane sciences and a fairer, more sustainable society.

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Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in the rankings

Top 50 in the world in 9 disciplines

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024

French Top 10

QS World University Rankings 2023

7th in France

QS Sustainability Rankings 2024

Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University is the largest university in the humanities and social sciences in France, and a world-class public research university. As such, it features in the main European and international rankings for higher education: QS, THE and Multirank.
Every year, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne takes its place in the most prestigious international rankings: QS World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings by Subject, THE World Reputation Rankings, THE World University Rankings, THE World University Rankings by subject, and many more!

A university recognised for the excellence of its disciplines

When analysed by the rankings, the disciplines taught at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne score very well on both a national and international scale. Law, human and social sciences and the arts, among others, are regularly highlighted in international rankings. This recognition of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne's disciplines confirms its status as a world-class university.


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