Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

Paris, France

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Pantheon-Sorbonne University or Paris 1 is a university in Paris, France. With eight hundred years of excellence to build on, the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a descendant of the Sorbonne and the Faculty of Law and Economics of Paris, is one of the largest universities in France today. Some forty thousand students are enrolled in 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 located in the heart of the Latin quarter, in the largest campus in the world, and occupies part of the Sorbonne and other prestigious French university buildings. It aims to be a major pole of research and learning in Europe in the 21st century. In 2011, it was ranked among the Top 100 Universities by Reputation in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is registered as University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in French) at the Rectorate of Paris. Historically, it was part of the University of Paris, which was subsequently split into several universities. The 1968 cultural revolution, commonly known as the French May, resulted in the division of the world's second oldest academic institution, the University of Paris, into thirteen autonomous universities.


The University of Paris I occupies some of the most prestigious university buildings in France. Since the sixties, the university has expanded at an unprecedented rate and has built on or acquired nearly twenty new sites in the capital and immediate suburbs.

* Sorbonne : Paris I occupies part of the historical seat of Paris University, rebuilt at the end of the 19th century. It houses also the University of Paris III, IV and V, and the Chancellerie des Universités. The splendidly decorated great lecture hall is the scene of lectures and traditional university ceremonies and is also the venue of important international conferences. The Senate and Vice-Chancellors Office are located in the former Paris Faculty of Law building which dates back to the end of the 18th century. * Albert Châtelet Center : commonly called Calvin, it is a secondary building of the Sorbonne.
* Rue d'Ulm Center : like Calvin, a secondary building of the Sorbonne.

* Place du Panthéon Building (commonly called Panthéon, not to be confused with the actual Panthéon : Paris I occupies part of the historical seat of the Law Faculty of the University of Paris. It is shared with University of Paris II.
* Institute of Geography : located in the Rue Saint-Jacques, it houses one of the oldest and richest collections of maps in France.
* Institute of Philosophy of Sciences and Techniques (IHPST) : located in the Rue du Four.
* Mahler Center : located in the IVe arrondissement, it houses an historical and legal studies institute.
* Saint-Charles Center : located in the XVe arrondissement. Founded in 1973, it houses the Art School and the School of Cinema.
* Pierre Mendès-France Center : commonly called Tolbiac, it is located in the XIIIe arrondissement. Founded in 1973, it is the main center of the University. Freshmen and Sophomores in Humanities are educated at Tolbiac. * Tolbiac Center : a secondary building of the Mendès-France Center (which confusingly is also called Tolbiac).

* René Cassin Center : located in the XIII arrondissement. Founded in 1990, it houses the main part of Law School.
* Economical Studies Building : located in the XIIIe arrondissement. It houses the Economics Graduate School.
* Broca Center : Located in the Ve arrondissement. It houses the Business School.
* International Building : located in the Boulevard Arago, commonly called Arago. It houses the International Relations Institute.
* Michelet Center : an exotic Mesopotamian-style building in the 5th arrondissement, it houses the Art History and Archeology School.
* Fontenay Center : located in the suburban town of Fontenay-les-Roses, in the old buildings of the École normale supérieure. It houses the School of Work Social Sciences. * Sceaux Center : in the suburdian town of Sceaux, it is a secondary building of the Fontenay Center.
* Bourg-la-Reine Center : located in Bourg-la-Reine, it is a secondary building of the Fontenay Center.
* Nogent Center : located in Nogent-sur-Marne, it is a secondary building of the Fontenay Center.

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