Whether you are a student or a researcher, discover the manys assets of Paris Region the leading economic powerhouse in Europe.
Since the Sorbonne was founded in 1253, Paris Region has continued to remain a knowledge hub, with 17 universities, most of which are internationally recognised (Panthéon-Sorbonne, Panthéon-Assas, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Descartes, Pierre et- Marie-Curie, Dauphine, Nanterre, Paris-Sud, etc.), and prestigious highereducation establishments (École Polytechnique, Sciences-Po, Normale Sup, etc.).
With eight competitiveness clusters, Île-de-France stands as the leading scientific and technological hub in Europe, with almost 80 000 researchers, some of themost highly regarded research laboratories (CNRS, INRA, Institut Pasteur, INSERM, CEA, etc.), and research infrastructures recognised worldwide (Plateau de Saclay, Genopole d’Évry, etc.).
World-Class Research : 11.800 life researchers, prestigious universities (the Shanghai Ranking's top two universities in Europe), 300 public and private research laboratories. Among them, the scientific cluster of the Paris-Saclay Campus Foundation was created by 18 research participants (two universities, seven research centers, nine major engineering and business schools) who decided to join forces withinto create Université Paris-Saclay.
A catalyst for innovation : Medicen Paris Region, a cluster for innovative therapies and advanced technologies in healthcare (220 members and 206 collaborative R&D project); Leading venture capital companies; incubators and bioparks.
Top research centers in oncology, infectiology, neurosciences.
The Blaise Pascal Research Chairs were established in 1996 by the State and the Ile-de-France region. Each chair allows
highly qualified, internationally acclaimed, foreign research scientists in all disciplines, accompanied if they wish by
other research workers, to continue their work on a scientific project for a 12 months period that could be spread over
two years in a higher learning institution or research institution in Paris/Ile-de-France.
Read more / apply for chaires Blaise Pascal
Erasmus + (2014-2020) is the euro catch-all framework program for education, training, youth and sport. It is built
on the well-known and respected EU brand of the highly successful Erasmus student exchange program. Opportunities to
study abroad in Paris Region universities and "grandes ecoles" are available to students at Bachelor and Master levels
and Doctoral candidates.
Read more about the Erasmus+ program
Every year from September until November, a welcome service for foreign students, run with the support of City of Paris, is held at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris.
It provides practical information about accomodation, administrative procedures, helath check, residence permit, financial housing assistance, transport...
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