ABOUT US

Paris Descartes University is the university of human and health sciences of Paris

With its nine Training and research departments (UFR) and its Institute of Technology (IUT), Paris Descartes University encompasses all the fields of knowledge of human and health sciences. It is the only university of the Ile-de-France region to offer medical, pharmaceutical and odontological studies; its health department is renowned in Europe and in the whole world for the high quality of its training and the excellence of its research.

Facts and figures about the university:

  • 38 900  students,
  • 2 180  teachers,
  • 1 300  researchers,
  • 1 550  technical, administrative, library and other non-teaching staff (BIATOSS),
  • 600  engineers, technicians and administrative staff (ITA),
  • 3  fields of education,
  • 105  Master’s degrees,
  • 300  University Diplomas (Dus) and Inter- University Diplomas (DIUs),
  • more than 13 000  diplomas awarded every year,
  • more than 200  theses defended every year (not including “thèses d’exercice:” PhDs in medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and odontology),
  • 82  laboratories, most of which working in association with major research institutes such as the CNRS and INSERM (National Centre for Scientific Research and National Institute of Health and Medical Research)
  • 13  doctoral schools among which 7  work in partnership,
  • a budget of 333 million Euros  in 2010 (payroll included),
  • 252 400 m2  in property holdings.
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