Projects & programmes
Over the last few years, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne's desire to strengthen its cooperation with the African continent has led to the development of new projects, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, the university was selected to coordinate two new projects in partnership with sub-Saharan Africa, involving two countries: Ivory Coast and Guinea.
The CAMAPA project (Cadres de la Mutualité, des Assurances et de la Prévoyance à Abidjan) is coordinated by Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in partnership with the Institut national polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny (INP-HB) in Ivory Coast. It aims to provide training in social protection mechanisms and careers in Abidjan. Based on the CAMAP Master's degree of Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the training will be offered as lifelong learning to leaders and managers in the sector of social protection in the Ivory Coast and throughout the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) zone, and as full-time education to students wishing to become professionals in the governance of the health and social sector. CAMAPA was selected as part of the French-Ivorian hub for education. This hub project was set up by the French Embassy and the Ivorian Ministry of Higher Education and aims to support joint degree projects between French and Ivorian institutions.
The INDIGO project aims to contribute to the modernisation of Guinean universities through the creation of development plans for higher education institutions. This three-year project is coordinated by Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, in partnership with two other European universities (Université de Liège and Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt), three Guinean universities (Université Gamal Abdel Nasser de Conakry, Université Général Lansana Conté de Sonfonia-Conakry, Université Kofi Annan de Guinée), the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the National Quality Assurance Authority (ANAQ). 13 other Guinean and European partners are also associated with the project, including eight universities in the Guinean regions, as well as the French Development Agency (AFD), the Belgian Development Agency (Enabel), the BoCEJ project (Booster les Compétences pour l’Employabilité des Jeunes), the Francophonie University Association (AUF) and the French Embassy in Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Founded in 2002, the Alliance Program is an innovative academic joint-venture between four prestigious Franco-American institutions: Columbia University, École Polytechnique, Sciences Po and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Its main goal is to foster academic and scientific exchanges between these four institutions. The programme contributes to cooperation and innovation between France and the US through numerous initiatives and activities.
Centre for the Americas
Established in 2018, the Centre for the Americas aims to increase teaching and research collaboration between France and other American countries and raise students’ awareness of the issues and debates relating to this region in the fields of Economics, History and Law. It also seeks to stimulate the cooperation of research conducted on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This Centre’s activities aim to open the way to new partnerships with other research centres, chairs or institutions that share the same objectives in France, Europe or the Americas. To this end, the Centre organises or participates in symposiums, specialised seminars, workshops and round tables dedicated to current topics concerning one or more American country or the bilateral relations of these countries with France or Europe.
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne has strong European links and has been involved in the Erasmus+ programme since its launch. We are active in more than 21 European projects co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, including a project to build a European university of the future. Europe is a major strategic axis of our internationalisation policy. Improving the quality of higher education and strengthening its European connections are major challenges for Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. That is the reason why it is involved in mobility projects (Intra-European mobility, International Credit Mobility, Erasmus Mundus) and cooperation projects in the field of innovation and exchange of good practices (strategic partnerships, knowledge alliances, capacity building) and support for policy reform.
Projects in Europe
Eight leading research universities (Freie Universität Berlin, Alma mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, the University of Edinburgh, Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, KU Leuven, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Helsingin yliopisto ans Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) joined forces in 2018 in order to lay the foundations of the European university of the future.
The partner institutions are strongly committed to developing a close and sustainable cooperation, focusing on excellence and innovation in research and teaching, while improving international exchanges for students and staff members through new mobility formats (virtual, blended and physical). By moving beyond traditional geographic and disciplinary boundaries, this collaboration is intended to lead by 2022 to a "multi-campus" university model that will provide graduates and researchers with the necessary tools to shape the future.
Funded under the Erasmus+ pilot call for European Universities, 1Europe is Una Europa's key project. Officially launched in December 2019, the project was one of the first 17 projects to be selected. During the three years of the project, a series of new joint innovative formats and degrees will be launched around the following priority focus areas: Sustainability, European Studies, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and Cultural Heritage, which will be led by Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
The LLOM (Language Learning Online in the age of Mobility) project is coordinated by Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and was launched in September 2018. It aims to improve upon the existing Online Linguistic Support (OLS) system to promote multilingualism and diversify language teaching and learning opportunities. The main goal of the project is to support exchange students through online learning tools that combine innovative pedagogical approaches and constructive gamification elements. Its second goal is to give training support to future language teachers and equip them with digital skills that they can employ in their teaching, thereby adapting material and methods for online settings, strengthening e-learning skills and ultimately ’e-teaching culture’.
OLA 3.0 project
The OLA 3.0 project (Online Learning Agreement) builds on a previous project called OLA+. The main goal of OLA is to improve the efficiency of mobility management among European higher education institutions. Considered as the future of Erasmus+ student mobility in Europe, it is a simple and convenient way to complete the learning agreement online, have it signed, receive comments from sending and receiving institutions, and have an overview of the final version of the document. 11 European partners are involved in this project, coordinated by the European University Foundation.
The OpenU (Online Pedagogical resources for European Universities) project is coordinated by Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, in partnership with 20 institutions spread across 11 European countries. Project members include higher education and research establishments, ministries and government agencies from across Europe, as well as networks and associations.
The OpenU project has been selected as a result of a call from the European Commission to create a platform for blended and online learning, academic cooperation and virtual/blended mobility. It will support mobility between universities, promote online cooperation between academic stakeholders across countries and institutions by providing expertise and peer-to-peer learning. BLOOM, the European hub for blended and online learning, networking and mobility in higher education, is the main result of the OpenU project, which builds on the strengths of existing solutions.
Middle East & North Africa
The Mediterranean region, the Arab world and the Middle-East form one of the university’s strategic regions with an intensive scientific and academic activity. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne keeps extending its action and strengthening its partnership in this region. Our university is currently a partner in four projects within this region and coordinates one of them. It also houses the Centre for Middle East & North Africa.
Projects in Middle East & North Africa
The Ci-RES (Création de capacités institutionnelles d’Intégration des Réfugiés dans l’Enseignement Supérieur en Algérie) project is coordinated by Université Sétif 2, in partnership with Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne as well as Algerian, Italian and Spanish institutions. It aims at building institutional capacities for effectively integrating refugees into Algerian higher education universities.
Coordinated by UNIMED, the ESAGOV (l'Enseignement Supérieur Algérien à l'heure de la Gouvernance universitaire) project aims to improve and strengthen governance quality control procedures within Algerian universities through the fulfilment of their action plan. The project will also help to strengthen skills amongst staff members working within human resources, management planning, course development and university management.
The RAQMYAT (Stratégies numériques pour la formation doctorale en sciences humaines et sociales en Tunisie) project is led and coordinated by Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, in partnership with Austrian, French, Italian, Spanish and Tunisian institutions. It aims to contribute to the emergence of a new doctoral training model in human and social sciences in Tunisia, as well as to reinforce interdisciplinary skills of doctoral students to improve their employability.
Coordinated by UNIMED, the SAGESSE (Amélioration de la Gouvernance dans le système de l’EnSeignement Supérieur en Tunisie) project aims at modernising the Higher Education system in Tunisia by strengthening its quality assurance system, governance mechanisms and result-based funding.
Centre for Middle East & North Africa
The Centre for Middle East & North Africa aims to offer within Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne a transdisciplinary space in this area, as a complement to existing courses and research centres. It also strives to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge to the general public in France and in the countries of Middle East and North Africa, based on research carried out at the university and in partner institutions, in coordination with existing research centres.
The Centre aims to develop innovative projects impacting not only academic and scientific networks but also civil society organisations and even the socio-economic fabric. Another priority of the Centre is to develop mobility opportunities for students, professors and administrative staff between Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the region.