|Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne|
|Motto||Omnibus Sapientia, Unicuique Excellentia (Latin)|
|Colours||Blue and white|
|Affiliations||University of Paris, Europaeum|
Pantheon-Sorbonne University (French: Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), also known as "Paris 1", is a university in Paris, France. The University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne is one of the 13 inheritors of the Sorbonne and Faculty of Law and Economics of Paris. It is one of the largest universities in France. Some forty thousand students are enrolled in 14 teaching and research departments (Unités de Formation et de Recherche) and 5 Institutes, which offer degree courses in law, political science, economics, management and humanities.
The university headquarters is located in Place du Panthéon in the Latin Quarter. The university also 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.
After the ideological, cultural and social fever which took hold of France in May and June 1968, a new university scene emerged; the law of 12 November 1968 instituted autonomous, pluridisciplinary universities.
The University Paris 1 was founded on the basis of a profound wish for change to produce an original academic project bringing together the humanities, law and economics. Instead of having separate faculties of laws, economics or humanities, the university was divided into much more specialised UFRs. For instance the UFR of international law has the same relationship with the UFR of geology as with the UFR or commercial law. This was a revolutionary change, as those subjects had previously been taught in highly distinct and hierarchal faculties. To the traditional degree courses in France in history, geography, philosophy, art history, archaeology, economics, law and political science, new disciplines were gradually added, including the visual arts, mathematics applied to social sciences, business management, tourism, culture and communications.
The name of the university embodies this triple tradition : the Sorbonne is the traditional seat of the Humanities studies in Paris (hence it is also used by Paris III and University Paris-Sorbonne, and the Place du Panthéon Building is the seat of the Law studies (hence it is also used by Pantheon-Assas). Economics Studies had no traditional seat, as they were taught by law faculties.
The University of Paris I share with the others inheritors 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: University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris-Sorbonne University and Paris Descartes University, 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-Chancellor’s 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 Pantheon-Assas.
- 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-aux-Roses, in the old buildings of the École Normale Supérieure. It houses the School of Work Social Sciences.
Recent constructions and acquisitions 
The main buildings are the Centre Pierre Mendès France, the Centre René Cassin, the Centre Saint-Charles, the Centre Arago which houses the new International Relations Building; the research centers have been relocated, in particular in the Rue Malher and the Boulevard de l’Hôpital, where the Economics Building is currently located.
Academic programs 
The University Paris 1 is the second biggest university in France where the humanities and social sciences can be studied, the first one Paris-Sorbonne University inherited the Arts and Humanity department after 1971.
There are three main families of subjects:
- Economics and Management, taught in the three departments of Economics, Business Management, Mathematics and Computer Science, plus the Sorbonne Graduate Business School (IAE PARIS).
- Humanities, taught in the departments of History, Geography, Philosophy, Art History and Archaeology, the Arts.
- Law and Political Science, taught in the departments of Administrative and Public Sector Law, Business Law, International and European Studies, Political science and Economics, Labour and Social Law.
All legal studies merged into Sorbonne Law School in 2009.
In addition, there are a number of institutes:
- the Institute for the Study of Economic and Social Development (IEDES),
- the Paris Demography Institute (IDUP),
- the Institute for Research and Advanced Studies in Tourism (IREST),
- the Institute of Labour Studies (ISST) and
- the Institute of Philosophy of Sciences and Techniques (IHPST).
Research at the University 
The following sampling of statistics demonstrate the importance of research at Paris 1:
The eleven hundred members of faculty, 200 researchers who are attached to major research institutions, mainly the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research), and 150 technical and administrative staff are grouped in 68 research groups recognised by the CNRS and the Ministry of Education and Research.
Every year around 400 PhD theses are defended and 1,700 pre-PhD post-graduate degrees are awarded in 74 subjects divided between 15 graduate schools.
The scope of research is vast, as can be seen by the number and variety of high quality conferences and colloquia organised by the different research centres. The themes provide a meeting point between science and culture and cover different aspects of the relationships between the individual and society.
Research programs exist in economics, management and applied mathematics; in law and politics; in philosophy and the arts; in history, art history and archaeology; in geography, demography and sociology, to name but some.
Documentary resource centers 
Pantheon-Sorbonne University shares with Paris 1 the responsibility for one of the largest documentary resource centres in France, the Sorbonne library.
The Sorbonne library has a collection of almost three million books, 100,000 of which are more than 200 years old, and 17,500 periodicals covering all the humanities. The library and map collection of the Geography Institute are the oldest such collection in France.
In addition, the 400,000 volumes in the specialist libraries offer users one of the largest collections in France and in Europe.
The new Economics Building houses another resource centre, and the library at the Centre Pierre Mendès France offers students free access to its large collection.
The University Paris 1 has signed over 150 conventions with foreign universities across five continents. These exchanges revolve around international networks such as Europaeum which bring together some of Europe's best universities in Oxford, London, Bologna, Bonn, Geneva, Helsinki, Leiden and Prague. The University of Paris 1 also heads a number of consortia which bring together French universities and professional organisations. The consortia are responsible for major international projects in Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Istanbul (Galatasaray), and Moscow.
Six thousand international students, mainly from Europe, come to study as part of the SOCRATES or TEMPUS programmes. African students are joined by increasing numbers from Asia and America, and take part in specific programs organised in conjunction with universities across the world.
Staff mobility is another priority and every year some 130 academics from foreign universities come to teach and do research at the University of Paris 1.
Finally, international research at the University of Paris 1 is paramount. Many researchers and members of faculty take part in major international research programs abroad; the University also hosts many annual international conferences.
Dual and double degree programs 
Alternatively, students can apply for admission into one of the school's dual degree or double degree programs designed in conjunction with partner universities in France and abroad. Double degree programs confer two degrees to students, whereas dual degrees confer only a degree from the host university.
- With universities in France:
- Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA):
- One-year Master's degree in European Governance and Administration, conferring a Master européen de gouvernance et d'administration (MEGA) from Paris 1 and a Master of European Governance and Administration » from the University of Potsdam.
- HEC Paris:
- Two-year double degree in Business and Law, conferring both an M.Sc. Management (HEC) and a Master 2 en Droit des affaires et fiscalité" (Paris 1).
- One-year dual degree in Corporate and Tax Strategy, conferring a Master 2 en Droit des affaires et fiscalité (Corporate Taxation Law) from Paris 1.
- Paris Dauphine University:
- International MBA Program in conjunction with a consortium of other business schools.
- Sciences Po Paris:
- One-year dual degree in Global Business Law, conferring a Master 2 in International Business Law (Paris 1).
- One-year dual degree in International Organizations, conferring a Master 2 in the Law of International Organizations from Paris 1.
- Three-year double degree in Applied Mathematics and Social Sciences, conferring a Licence en Mathématiques Appliquées et Sciences Sociales (MASS) from Paris 1 and a Bachelor's degree from the Collège universitaire at Sciences Po.
- Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA):
- With universities in France:
- With foreign universities:
- Cairo University:
- Five-year double degree in French and Egyptian Laws, conferring both the Master of Laws (Magistère de droit, Cairo) and Maitrise en Droit (Paris 1).
- Cornell Law School:
- Four-year double degree in French and American Laws, conferring both a Juris Doctor (Cornell) and Maitrise en Droit (Paris 1).
- Columbia Law School:
- One-year dual degree in International Economic Governance, conferring a Master 2 en Droit international économique (Paris 1) and a Certificate in Global Business Law and Governance (Columbia).
- Four-year double degree in French and American Laws, conferring both a Juris Doctor (Columbia) and Maitrise en Droit (Paris 1).
- King's College London:
- Four-year double degree in French and British Laws, conferring both an LL.B. (King's) and Maitrise en Droit (Paris 1)
- University of Cologne:
- Four-year double degree in French and German Laws, conferring both an LL.M. (Cologne) and Maitrise en Droit (Paris 1)
- Complutense University:
- Four-year double degree in French and Spanish Laws, conferring both the Licenciatura en Derecho (Complutenese) and Maitrise en Droit (Paris 1)
- University of Florence:
- Five-year double degree in French and Italian Laws, conferring both the Laurea in Giurisprudenza (Florence) and Maitrise en Droit (Paris 1).
- Cairo University:
- With foreign universities:
In the global 2011 QS World University Rankings, the University is ranked 213th overall, ranking 34th for Arts and Humanities and 42nd for Social Sciences. A human competitiveness index & analysis by the Human Resources & Labor Review, and published in Chasecareer Network, ranked the University of Paris system 33rd internationally in 2010. In the Times Higher Education Ranking 2010 Pantheon-Sorbonne University was rated 32nd for Arts and Humanities and 37th for Social Science. Moreover, in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2011 Pantheon-Sorbonne was rated 37th for "Politics and international studies" (2nd in France), 41st for "History" (1st in France), 47th for "Philosophy" (2nd in France) and it was ranked among the Top 100 Universities for "Modern Languages", "Accounting and Finance" and "Economics". In the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2012 Sorbonne Paris 1 University was rated 81st in "Politics and international studies" (2nd in France), 87th in "Finance" (2nd in France), 85th in "Economics and econometrics" (1st in France), 26th in History (1st in France), 31st in Philosophy (2nd in France)and 89th in "Modern languages" (2nd in France).
In the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2013 Sorbonne Paris 1 University is rated 44th in "Politics and international studies" (2nd in France), 47th in "Economics and econometrics" (1st in France), 19th in "History" (1st in France), 26th in "Philosophy" (1st in France), 18th in "Law" (1st in France).
Notable alumni 
- Giorgos Kaminis: Mayor of the capital of Greece (Athens) and Greek Ombudsman from April 2003 until September 2010.
- Michèle Alliot-Marie: State doctorate in political science, former director of the Faculty of Political Science, former Minister (Defense, Interior, Justice and Foreign Affairs) and current UMP MP in the National Assembly.
- Yves-Marie Adeline: PhD in Arts and art writer.
- Samir Assaf: DEA Money Finance Bank, CEO of HSBC Global Banking & Markets
- Maurice Benayoun: Doctorate in Arts and Sciences of Art, artist, lecturer.
- Ali Bongo Ondimba: President of Gabon, the son of former President Omar Bongo and the Minister of Defence from 1999 to 2009.
- Jean-Louis Borloo: former minister, LLB
- Rosi Braidotti, contemporary philosopher and feminist theoretician, distinguished Professor in the Humanities at University of Utrecht
- Jorge Castañeda: Professor at New York University and former Foreign Minister of Mexico.
- Luc Chatel: Master of Science in Management, Master of Marketing, Secretary of State for Consumer Affairs and Tourism to the Minister of Economy, Finance and Employment and spokesman for the UMP, former Minister of National Education
- Laurent Cohen: Tanugi lawyer, writer.
- Alpha Condé: politician and current President of the Republic of Guinea.
- Arnaud Corbic: doctor of philosophy, philosopher, theologian, professor
- Christian de Boissieu: doctor in economics, professor and director of the Council of Economic Analysis
- Régis Debray: ENS, Doctor of Philosophy
- Thierry Derez: CEO Covéa
- Harlem Désir: degree in philosophy, now MEP
- Daba Diawara: PhD in public law, currently Malian politician and former Secretary General of the Government of Mali
- Mamadou Diouf: Senegalese historian, currently director of the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University
Sir Charles Gaetan Duval: LLB, former Minister of Mauritius
- Taieb Fassi Fihri: Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
- Sylvie Faucheux, president of the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
- Laurence Ferrari: Master of political and social communication, journalist
- Hervé Gaymard: LLB, former MP and Minister of Economy and Finance
- Brigitte Girardin: LLB, former Minister Delegate for Cooperation, Development and Francophonie under the government de Villepin (2005-2007)
- Turab Gurbanov: Ph.D. in Political Science (International Relations), a pupil of Charles Zorgbibe, diplomatic service advisor in the office of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
- René Gutman: Ph.D., a former philosophy student, Rabbi of Strasbourg
- Ali Haroun: LLB, former Minister for Human Rights and one of the five founders of the High Council of State (HCE)
- Théodore Holo: President of the High Court of Justice of Benin and former Minister
- Chantal Jouanno: Minister of Youth and Sports, control of economic and social administration
- Franck Julien, president of the TFN
- Aisha Gaddafi: daughter of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi
- Matias Kumm: Professor of Law and Program Director, New York University School of Law
- Vincent Labrune [ref. required]: Master in International Economics, responsible for Olympique de Marseille
- Diony Lebot, CEO of Société Générale Americas
- Michel-Edouard Leclerc: Ph.D. in economics, currently president of the group of independent traders E.Leclerc
- Ibrahim Hassane Mayaki: PhD in public law, politician, former Prime Minister of Niger
- André Mba Obame: former interior minister in Gabon, losing the presidential election in 2009
- Jean-Pierre Mignard: PhD in comparative criminal law, lawyer, president of the association Desires In future
- Jean-Louis Missika: BA in Philosophy, studying economics, television personality, former director of Iliad, politician
- Arnaud Montebourg: LLB, French Minister of Industrial Renewal
- Daniel Ona Ondo Ph.D. in Economics, academic and politician Gabon
- Camille Pascal: Master of Modern History, television director, writer
- Vincent Peillon: Bachelor, CAPES, aggregation and doctorate in philosophy. Former MEP, former member of the Somme and the current Minister of National Education.
- Bernard Ramanantsoa: DEA history of philosophy, currently Executive Director of HEC
- Yazid Sabeg: CS executive and communication systems, and Commissioner for Diversity and Equal Opportunities since 17 December 2008
- Miladi Salem: Tunisian Minister
- Dominique Senequier: DEA Money Finance Bank, CEO of AXA Private Equity
- Dominique Sopo: aggregation of Economics and Social Sciences, currently president of SOS Racism
- Tarek: mastery of medieval history and MA in history of art, photographer, journalist and comic book writer
- Francis Teitgen: DES Business Law, DES public law graduate of the University Center for the Study of the European Communities, President of the Bar of Attorneys of Appeal of Paris
- Marc Touati: DEA "money finance and bank" economist
- Patrick Tudoret: Master and PhD in political science, writer, researcher
- Manuel Valls: Degree in History. Mayor of Evry, Essonne and current Minister of the Interior
- Philippe Wahl: DEA "currency finance bank", Managing Director of La Banque Postale
- Laurent Wauquiez: Masters in History, former Minister of Higher Education and Research
- Nasser Yeganeh: PhD in public law, former President of the Supreme Court of Iran
- HH. Sheikha Mayassa Bint Hamad Al Thani, Chairperson of Reach Out To Asia (Non-Governmental Organization)
See also 
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- as the university refers to itself in English in its website http://www.univ-paris1.fr/international/pantheon-sorbonne-university/
- "Top Universities by Reputation 2011".
- "QS World University Rankings 2010".
- "300 BEST WORLD UNIVERSITIES 2011".
- Classement ''Arts and Humanities'' du THES. Topuniversities.com (19 November 2012).
- Classement ''Social Sciences'' du THES. Topuniversities.com (19 November 2012). Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- QS World University Rankings – International Studies. Topuniversities (19 November 2012). Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- QS World University Rankings – History. Topuniversities (19 November 2012). Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- QS World University Rankings – Philosophy. Topuniversities (19 November 2012). Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- QS World University Rankings – Modern Languages. Topuniversities (19 November 2012). Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- QS World University Rankings – Accounting Finance. Topuniversities (19 November 2012). Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- QS World University Rankings – Economics. Topuniversities (19 November 2012). Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- QS World University Rankings – subject rankings. Topuniversities (19 November 2012). Retrieved 2012-11-24.
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- Mattias Kumm - NYU School of Law - Biography. Its.law.nyu.edu. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
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