Sorbonne University (alliance)
Sorbonne Universities (French: Sorbonne Universités [sɔʁbɔn ynivɛʁsite]) is an alliance founded by Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris 4) and Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris 6) in June 2010. The two previous universities are direct inheritors of the Sorbonne (divided into 13 autonomous universities after the French riots in 1968). Other members include the INSEAD, the University of Technology of Compiègne and the National Museum of Natural History.
Members are currently working on several projects in order to strengthen the relations between them and potentially create a new international institution in the coming years. The most famous projects are the "Sorbonne College" (Collège de la Sorbonne) for Bachelor's degree teaching and the "Sorbonne Doctoral College" (Collège doctoral de la Sorbonne) for PhD candidates.
The alliance has received €130 million from the French State. Its budget was of €680 million as of 2012.
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