Paris Diderot University

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Coordinates: 48°49′47″N 2°22′51″E / 48.82972°N 2.38083°E / 48.82972; 2.38083

University of Paris 7
Université Paris 7
Logo of Paris Diderot University.jpg
Type Public
Established 1971, following the division of the University of Paris (c. 1150-1970)
Chancellor Maurice Quénet
Chancellor of the Universities of Paris
President Christine Clerici
Students 26,000
Location Paris, France
48°49′47″N 2°22′51″E / 48.829722°N 2.380833°E / 48.829722; 2.380833

Paris Diderot University, also known as Paris 7 (French: Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7)), is a French university[1] located in Paris, France.

It was one of the heirs of the University of Paris, which ceased to exist in 1970. Professors from the faculties of Science, of Medicine and of Humanities chose then to create a new multidisciplinary university. It adopted its current name, referring to the French philosopher, art critic and writer Denis Diderot, in 1994.

Featuring two Nobel Prize laureates, two Fields Medal winners and two former French Ministers of Education among its faculty or former faculty, the university is famous for its teaching in science, especially in mathematics.[2] Indeed, many fundamental results of the theory of Probability[3] have been discovered at one of its research centers, the Laboratoire de Probabilités et Modèles Aléatoires (Laboratory of Probability and Random Models). The university is also known for its teaching in psychology, which adopts a specific approach drawing from both the domains of psychopathology and psychoanalysis.

The university also hosts many others disciplines: currently, there are 2300 educators and researchers, 1100 administrative personnel and 26,000 students studying humanities, science, and medicine.[4]

Paris Diderot University is a founding member of the higher education and research alliance Sorbonne Paris Cité which is a Public Institution for Scientific Cooperation bringing together four renowned Parisian universities and four higher education and research institutes.[5]

Formerly based at the Jussieu Campus in the 5th arrondissement, the university moved to a new campus in the 13th arrondissement, in the Paris Rive Gauche neighborhood. The first buildings were brought into use in 2006. The university has many facilities in Paris, and two in other parts of the general area. In 2012, the university completed its move in its new ultra-modern campus.

List of facilities in Paris[edit]

"Grands Moulins de Paris" in PRG
Condorcet building, headquarters of the Department of Physics

There are:[6]

UFR (Unité de Formation et de Recherche)[edit]

Paris Diderot University offers courses in many fields, each taught in a different sections of the university called UFR - Unité de Formation et de Recherche (Unity of Teaching and Research).[7]

  • UFR of Life Sciences
  • UFR of Chemistry
  • UFR of Computer Sciences
  • UFR of Mathematics
  • UFR of Physics
  • UFR of Science of the Earth, Environment and Planets
  • UFR of English studies
  • UFR of Cross-cultural and Applied Languages studies
  • UFR of Geography, History and Social sciences
  • UFR of Languages and Cultures in East Asia studies (Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese)
  • UFR of Letters, Art and Cinema
  • UFR of Linguistics
  • UFR of Psychoanalytical Studies (formerly Human clinical sciences)
  • UFR of Social Sciences
  • UFR of Medicine
  • UFR of Odontology

Academic degrees[edit]

There are:

Among these diplomas, the Master of Science in Mathematical Finance (M2MO) – also known as DEA Laure Elie – which is one of the two most selective French postgraduate degrees in Quantitative Finance.[8]

Teachers and former teachers[edit]

Nobel Laureate George Fitzgerald Smoot, professor of the university


  1. ^ The URAP 2010 ranking gave a A+ to Paris Diderot University for its academics performances
  2. ^ The university is ranked 47th in the world in mathematics by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2010
  3. ^ Brief history of the Laboratory of Probabilites and Random Models
  4. ^ University education in Paris Diderot figures
  5. ^ Presentation of the Sorbonne Paris Cité alliance
  6. ^ Detail of all facilities
  7. ^ List of the Fields and departments
  8. ^ Website of Paris Institute of Science and Technology, called ParisTech
  9. ^ Jaak Aaviksoo's CV
  10. ^ Claude Allègre's resume Archived 2008-12-05 at the Wayback Machine.(in French)
  11. ^ Jean-Luc Bennahmia's resume(in French)
  12. ^ Agence universitaire de la Francophonie(in French)
  13. ^ International Federation of Film Critics Archived 2010-11-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Vincent Courtillot CV Archived 2010-11-17 at the Wayback Machine.(in French)
  15. ^ Nobel Prize in Medicine 1980
  16. ^ Luc Ferry's CV(in French)
  17. ^ Julia Kristeva CV(in French)
  18. ^ Élisabeth Roudinesco's CV
  19. ^ Jean-Michel Savéant CV Archived 2010-06-26 at the Wayback Machine.(in French)
  20. ^ [1]
  21. ^ Press release Archived 2010-02-18 at the Wayback Machine. of the University Paris-Diderot (in French)
  22. ^ Article in French newspaper Le Monde by University president (in French)
  23. ^ Nobel Prize in Physics 2006

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