On the Road and International Delegations

Sorbonne, Paris, France

A visit to the Sorbonne!

The Northeastern delegation was welcomed by Dr. Serge Fdida, Vice President for International Development and Prof. Silvere Akamatsu, Research Director of the Institute of Nanosciences, CNRS.  A fruitful conversation about our institutional research priorities and ways to partner.

Sorbonne University is a multidisciplinary, research-intensive, and world-class academic institution.  Firmly rooted in the heart of Paris, it is committed to the success of its students and devoted to meeting the scientific challenges of the 21st century.  The roots of Sorbonne University trace back to the medieval University of Paris.  Founded in the mid-12th century, it quickly achieved the stature and prestige that have remained undiminished ever since.  The College de la Sorbonne, officially founded in 1257, underwent a substantial overhaul in 1885, and then the May 1968 protests brought about the decision to divide the institution into 13 autonomous universities.  Among these are Universite Paris-Sorbonne and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, now reunited.


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