Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne has made international outreach one of the five strategic areas of its multi-year establishment contract (2019-2023). The university's international strategy is based not only on a large number of strong and historic partnerships, which have been continuously consolidated over the years, thus enabling it to offer a large number of international programmes such as double degrees, joint degrees and off-campus courses. Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne also takes part in innovative forms of international cooperation such as the European alliance Una Europa, but also structural capacity building projects on governance and quality in higher education.
partners in 75 countries
European and global outreach
Since 2018, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne has been participating in the project to build European universities with Una Europa, which brings together eleven leading universities in Europe. In 2019, the alliance received funding from the European Commission (under the Erasmus+ programme) for its 1Europe project. Considered as "models of good practice" of the European Higher Education Area (Bologna process), these universities aim to offer common and flexible curricula, including innovative formats in collaboration with third sector organisations. The aim is also to encourage the creation of an inter-university campus where the majority of students, from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, can benefit from international mobility (physical, virtual or blended). This space is also intended to facilitate the exchange of skills between administrative and teaching staff members. As a vector of a reinforced European identity, the project encourages the active participation of Una Europa in the activities of local communities and focuses on the assimilation of civic and entrepreneurial skills by students. The 1Europe project is also complemented by the OpenU project, which aims to provide a platform to foster online cooperation between Una Europa institutions by offering expertise and peer learning.
At the global level, the university participates in the construction of new Franco-national universities and coordinates several capacity building projects on curriculum development as well as support for structural transformations in higher education, particularly on the African continent (with structural capacity building projects in Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Algeria).
Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne also strives to develop its strategy to attract international students, professors and administrative staff members, to internationalise its courses and to encourage the mobility of its students. The university, which has been awarded the "Choose France" label, implements actions aimed at improving the reception of these target groups. Over the last few years, thanks to the Erasmus+ programme, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne has enabled an ever-increasing number of students, professors and administrative staff members to go abroad, in Europe, but also outside Europe. The impact of these mobilities covers multiple dimensions by increasing qualification levels to train the necessary talents that society needs; by improving the quality and relevance of higher education through transnational cooperation; by linking higher education, research and businesses to foster excellence and regional development; and by improving governance and exchange of practices. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne has also participated, through various projects (such as OLA 3.0, LLOM or DIRE-MED), in developing innovative forms of mobility management and support for exchange students.
Lastly, the university has developed a large-scale international professor invitation programme and welcomes each year more than 120 visiting professors from nearly 40 countries. These international professors play a key role in the scientific and pedagogical influence of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne as they participate in the internationalisation of its students and enable the continuation or development of cooperation in the fields of research and training.
Key figures by geographical areas (in French)
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International Annual Report
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The International Relations Department (DRI)
The International Relations Department, based at the Maison internationale, contributes to the development and is responsible for the successful implementation of the university's international strategy.