The faculty of Arts and Humanities

Sorbonne University is the main inheritor of the old Sorbonne, which dates back to the 13th century. It was one of the first universities in the world.

The largest institution in France dedicated to the study of literature, languages, civilizations, arts, humanities and social sciences is located on the original medieval foundations, and now extends to the Latin Quarter and to other areas in Paris.

The University is characterized by rich culture and tradition with top-quality researchers. Its excellent scientific reputation is demonstrated by regular publications and international exchanges. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities seeks to constantly adapt to present-day social and technological changes and to encourage as many students as possible to study at the Faculty while preparing for their future careers. The Sorbonne incites its students to think freely, to construct their own judgment so that they can become responsible and inventive citizens who can promote dignity and a culture of peace.

Paris-Sorbonne in numbers

21 000 students
1 237 teachers and professor-researchers
720 people working at Paris-Sorbonne (other than teachers and professor-researchers)
18 departments
2 schools (CELSA, ESPE)


Paris-Sorbonne Locations

The Latin Quarter
Sorbonne and Champollion
The Research Center

Affiliated Centers
The Slavic Studies Center         
The Catalan Studies Center
The Institute of Art and Archaeology
The University Center of Clignancourt and the Institute of Hispanic Studies
The Institute of Geography            
The University Center of Malesherbes

Intramural Colleges



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Paris-Sorbonne University
1 rue Victor Cousin
75005 Paris

+33 (0) 1 40 46 22 11

Metro station : Saint-Michel, Odéon or Cluny-la-Sorbonne
RER station
: Luxembourg or Cluny-la-Sorbonne