Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), also known as Paris 1, is a public research university in Paris, France. It was established in 1971 as one of the main inheritors of the historical University of Paris (La Sorbonne) after the division of the world’s second oldest academic institution. Pantheon-Sorbonne’s headquarters is located on the Place du Panthéon in the Latin Quarter, an area in the 5th and the 6th arrondissements of Paris. The university occupies part of the Sorbonne and over 25 buildings in Paris, such as the Centre Pierre Mendès France, the Maison des Sciences Économiques. It is now a founding member of the alliance called Hautes Études-Sorbonne-Arts et Métiers.
Its focus is multidisciplinary, and has three main domains: Economic and Management Sciences, Human Sciences, and Legal and Political Sciences; comprising several subjects such as: Economics, Law, Philosophy, Geography, Humanities, Cinema, Plastic arts, Art history, Political science, Mathematics, Management, and Social sciences.
The Economics Department of the University of Paris 1 is the most important economics department in France, in terms of number of students, including 800 in PhD programmes; number of academic and research staff; quality of its research centres: the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne is the most important Unité Mixte de Recherche of Centre national de la recherche scientifique in the area of economics; number of courses offered, including seven separate Master’s programmes with more than 20 specialties; – some of these programmes are jointly organized through the Paris School of Economics. This great variety of courses is exceptional because they are general and specialized, theoretical and practical, purely economics-oriented or open to other disciplines.
For a long time it has been involved in a great number of research and development programmes, students and lecturers-researchers exchanges, mobility and cooperation. It has signed more than 150 cooperation bilateral agreements with universities of 55 countries.