Whether you are a student or a researcher, discover the manys assets of Paris Region the leading economic powerhouse in Europe.
Since the Sorbonne was founded in 1253, Paris Region has continued to remain a knowledge hub, with 17 universities, most of which are internationally recognised (Panthéon-Sorbonne, Panthéon-Assas, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Descartes, Pierre et- Marie-Curie, Dauphine, Nanterre, Paris-Sud, etc.), and prestigious highereducation establishments (École Polytechnique, Sciences-Po, Normale Sup, etc.).
With eight competitiveness clusters, Île-de-France stands as the leading scientific and technological hub in Europe, with almost 80 000 researchers, some of themost highly regarded research laboratories (CNRS, INRA, Institut Pasteur, INSERM, CEA, etc.), and research infrastructures recognised worldwide (Plateau de Saclay, Genopole d’Évry, etc.).
World-Class Research : 11.800 life researchers, prestigious universities (the Shanghai Ranking's top two universities in Europe), 300 public and private research laboratories. Among them, the scientific cluster of the Paris-Saclay Campus Foundation was created by 18 research participants (two universities, seven research centers, nine major engineering and business schools) who decided to join forces withinto create Université Paris-Saclay.
A catalyst for innovation : Medicen Paris Region, a cluster for innovative therapies and advanced technologies in healthcare (220 members and 206 collaborative R&D project); Leading venture capital companies; incubators and bioparks.
Top research centers in oncology, infectiology, neurosciences.
Paris Region has selected with the help of its scientific regional council, 13 major research
multidisciplinary networks with a European and an international influence (“Domains of major interest - DIM”).
Altogether, the 13 DIM bring together about 400 research laboratories and more than a hundred thousand
of researchers, totalizing more than 40% of French scientists. In application of its Regional Strategy
for Higher Education, Research and Innovation (SRESRI) adopted in September 2017,
Paris region aims to reinforce the links between DIM, investors and cultural institutions in order to further
develop high innovation potential of the DIM for the benefit of society.
The Blaise Pascal Research Chairs were established in 1996 by the State and the Ile-de-France region. Each chair allows
highly qualified, internationally acclaimed, foreign research scientists in all disciplines, accompanied if they wish by
other research workers, to continue their work on a scientific project for a 12 months period that could be spread over
two years in a higher learning institution or research institution in Paris/Ile-de-France.
Read more / apply for chaires Blaise Pascal
Erasmus + (2014-2020) is the euro catch-all framework program for education, training, youth and sport. It is built
on the well-known and respected EU brand of the highly successful Erasmus student exchange program. Opportunities to
study abroad in Paris Region universities and "grandes ecoles" are available to students at Bachelor and Master levels
and Doctoral candidates.
Read more about the Erasmus+ program
Every year from September until November, a welcome service for foreign students, run with the support of City of Paris, is held at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris.
It provides practical information about accomodation, administrative procedures, helath check, residence permit, financial housing assistance, transport...
Read more about welcome service
Paris Region edits an online guide to assist parents in finding the language education that is best suited for their child.
In what preschools can a toddler practice German? Where is it best to enroll a lower-secondary-school pupil coming from Great Britain and wishing to pursue his education in his/her mother tongue? This guide to international education, designed jointly by Paris Region, the Ministry of National Education and its three regional school districts, and the Onisep (National Office for Information on Education and the Professions), is for all the parents/guardians wishing to school their child in Paris Region and considering a special education in the field of modern languages.
The guide provides a mapping of the various schools (preschools, elementary schools, secondary schools and high schools) according to the intensive nature of the training and the language taught: German, English, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Korean, Creole, Danish, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, or Vietnamese.
The user's guide and Frequently Asked Questions section allow to better understand the language teaching options available in Paris Region, and notably specify the registration procedures in the public and private schools…