Study and Research

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.).

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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.

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A guide to find the right school for your child

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…

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