Talk:University of Paris

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The Sorbonne doesn't refer to all Univesities of Paris :it refers to Paris I and Paris IV. Paris III is called Sorbonne nouvelle (The new Sorbonne).

The introduction of the article mainly concerns the historic university, before the split. The modern universities will all hopefully get their own articles. Uppland 10:38, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

"closing of the university for only the second time in history"

see University of Paris strike of 1229, closed for a few years. Stbalbach 15:54, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Present Population[edit]

This article focuses on the history. Does anybody know the present student population, and its breakdown between the various colleges, of the University?El Gringo 02:18, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

There are no "colleges", but several universities which are called University of Paris-something. I think the population ranks from 7000 or 8000 for Dauphine (which is now a technology university, ie not a "pure" university") to almost 40000 for Paris 1. Apokrif 13:53, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

The Sorbonne is the faculty of theology of the university of paris and not the university itself.

whoah, this page is too long...[edit]

this page is too long... if i had time i'd reorganize it into summaries and with a link to the full page... maybe i'll get around to it (probably not), but anyway, if someone could, please split this page up (i'm going to bed now, and I'm nearly asleep as I write this, but it's definitely too long in some sections... i guess i'll add a wikify button to it :-) ) 05:31, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Closing of the university[edit]

The article states "resulting in the closing of the university for only the third time in history (the first one in 1229 and the second having been the invasion by the German army of 1940)"

Unless I’ve mixed up events the University was actually closed for a year in the 15th century. I found this when watching a documentary on François Villon who was a student there during the closure.

As mentioned in the article, the students were subject only to ecclesiastical jurisdiction but in the early 1400's the students were getting too out of control so the King sent police to arrest some troublemakers. One student was killed and seven arrested. In reply the ecclesiastical authorities not only shut the university down but also ordered the priests to stop preaching in the churches of Paris. This led to the public fearing for their souls due to having no church services and additional pressure on the King. The King held out for a year but then released the seven students and renewed the agreement not to interfere in the University. Wayne 04:21, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Expulsion of foreigners[edit]

The section on the early history states that both the teachers and students included a considerable number of foreigners, but the article on Oxford University attributes its foundation in part to the expulsion of foreigners from the University of Paris in 1167. Dudleymiles (talk) 18:24, 16 October 2008 (UTC)


How are the athletic programs? shouldn't there be a section? -- (talk) 19:18, 4 November 2009 (UTC)