Situated in the lovely city of Paris, Paris Diderot University, which is also known as Paris 7, was established in 1971. The Paris Diderot University was established as a successor to Old University of Paris (which ceased to exist in 1970). With the number of students and faculties increasing, it became quite difficult for the administration to accommodate a large number of students in the old campus in 1995. In 1995 only, the President announced the project which was approved in 1996 and finally the construction began in 2004 with the renovation of the Grands Moulins and the Halle aux Farines. The name of the project Paris Rive Gauche which aimed to create the campus and renovate the historical buildings and museums of the Old Paris University. The project was completed in 2012. And since then, all faculties and students take their classes at Paris Rive Gauche.
When it was established, it was the 7th Parisian University and hence it called Paris 7, Paris 7 -Diderot or P7.
Today, Paris Diderot University has number of faculties including UFR of Life Sciences, UFR of Chemistry. UFR of Computer Sciences, UFR of Mathematics. UFR of Physics, UFR of Science of the Earth, Environment and Planets, UFR of English studies, UFR of Cross-cultural and Applied Languages studies, UFR of Geography, History and Social sciences, UFR of Languages and Cultures in East Asia studies (Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese), UFR of Letters, Art and Cinema, UFR of Linguistics, UFR of Psychoanalytical Studies (formerly Human clinical sciences), UFR of Social Sciences, UFR of Medicine and UFR of Odontology.
It offers over 200 programs such as 27 undergraduate programs, 32 postgraduate programs, 24 doctoral programs, 7 vocational education programs, over 100 Vocational masters and specialty programs and 170 diploma and preparation programs in Arts, Literature, Languages, Social Sciences, Humanities, Science, Technology, Medicine and Dentistry. Paris Diderot University also has number research center and institutes including the French Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique - CEA), French National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS), the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale - INSERM) and other mixed research units (Unités Mixtes de Recherche - UMR). All these centers give full freedom to students to undertake any research study under guidance in all research institutes.
Today, Paris Diderot University has one main campus, Paris Rive Gauche which has Charles V English studies, RFF Building - Administrative offices, Javelot Geography, history and social science (GHSS), Chateau des Rentiers - Linguistics, Garancière - Odontology, Xavier-Bichat - Medicine, Lariboisière Saint-Louis - Medicine, St Louis Hospital - Hematology and Rue de Paradis – Medicine. There are total 26,500 students enrolled in Paris Diderot University with academic staff of more than 1,100 members. According to the QS and THE Ranking, Paris Diderot University is ranked #295 and #194 in 2019.Read More