Partners & networks

As a result of the university’s close and long-standing ties with a large number of foreign universities and participation in international networks, the internationalisation of teaching and research is continually growing and strengthening. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne strives to provide researchers and students with unique opportunities to interact with a broad and global network of partners.


Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne has nearly 410 partner institutions in more than 80 countries, covering all five continents. The aim of this cooperation is to implement the mobility of students, professors and administrative staff members, or joint research, and thus contribute to the internationalisation of the university.

Map of international partners

Click on a map marker to display the name of the partner institution (data: June 2020).


In addition to its international partners throughout the world, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne is actively involved in a large number of networks and associations, both at European and global level. These international networks give the university the opportunity to enrich its partnerships and develop new projects.

Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

The AUF is a global network of 1007 French-speaking higher-education and research institutions in 119 countries.

Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI)

The Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (formerly known as CREPUQ, Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities) is a voluntary coalition of Québec universities.


The Europaeum is an association of seventeen of Europe’s leading universities, based in Oxford University.

European University Association (EUA)

The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 universities and national rectors’ conferences in 48 European countries.

European University Foundation (EUF)

Founded in 2003, the European University Foundation is a network of universities committed to bring about a modern, strong and competitive European Higher Education Area through cooperation.

International Association of Universities (IAU)

The International Association of Universities, created under the auspices of UNESCO in 1950, gathers more than 640 members in 120 countries.

Mission Interuniversitaire de Coordination Échanges Franco-Américains (MICEFA)

The MICEFA is an association which brings together 16 member universities in Paris and the Île-de-France region, and over 60 North American partner universities in both the United States and Canada.

Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED)

The Mediterranean Universities Union is an association which brings together 130 universities from 23 countries of both shores of the Mediterranean.

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne was one of the first French universities to join the UNAI, a global network of higher education institutions which support and contribute to the realisation of United Nations goals and mandates.


Launched in 1992, the network comprises more than 830 UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN cooperation programmes in over 110 UNESCO Member States.

Université Franco-Allemande

The Franco-German University is a network of 208 French and German higher education institutions welcoming 6,400 students every year.