The French cultural revolution of 1968, commonly known as “the French May”, resulted in the division of the world’s second oldest academic institution, the University of Paris, into thirteen autonomous universities. Paris-Sorbonne University is one of the inheritors of the former arts, languages and humanities faculties of the University of Paris.
In 2010, the Paris-Sorbonne University was ranked 13th in the world by QS World University Rankings in Arts & Humanities and 17th in 2011 and 2012 by the same ranking. The international approach and the quality of the teachers are recognized worldwide. It is a founding member of Sorbonne Universities, an alliance with Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University.
The university has twelve campuses in Paris, seven of them in the historic Latin Quarter, one in the Marais and two others respectively in Malesherbes and in Clignancourt. Paris-Sorbonne is composed of seventeen departments specializing in the arts, humanities and languages and enrolls about 14,000 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate students from France and around the world every year. Paris-Sorbonne also houses France’s prestigious communication and journalism school, CELSA, located in the Parisian suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine.