In 2007 the Université Paris Diderot inaugurated its first buildings in this new fast-developing part of Paris, known as Paris Rive Gauche - right next door to the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and on the banks of the Seine within the eastern city limits.
The choice of academic courses available at Paris Diderot is multidisciplinary and covers 4 broad fields:
University research is an essential element of the national research system. Research at university is based on the concept of "mixed research units", the university's research lecturers and researchers from large state organisations working together.
These organisations include the 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), the French Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique - CEA) and other mixed research units (Unités Mixtes de Recherche - UMR).
To help you succeed in your studies, the university has a whole host of learning aids and IT resources at students’ disposal. At any time, you can call upon the staff in charge of these resources, who will provide you with guidance and advice on how to make the most of them in your work and research.
Finding accomodation is an important step for any foreign student who wants to successfully integrate into Paris life and a step that should be well planned before your arrival in France.
Finding accommodation in Paris, as with all capital cities, is not easy. It is important to start looking well in advance: start looking on December of the year prior to your arrival in Paris, if only to familiarise yourself with the conditions and requirements for admission to student halls of residence.
Before renting a room, a studio flat or apartment, there are several steps involving both the tenant and owner that must be completed. Don’t forget that you could be entitled to housing benefits to help you pay your rent.
The Central university library, the largest university library in Paris, is open to everyone and offers a wealth of documentation resources, including:
The university’s joint IT, learning and technological resource service offers:
The University currently has four buildings under construction: laboratories, lecture theatres and tutorial rooms, research facilities and areas for student associations and sports centres. Université Paris Diderot will thus bring together all the disciplines in the sciences and humanities, leaving only medicine in its various teaching hospitals in the northern part of Paris.
The activities on offer are:
Université Paris Diderot offers courses of the highest quality, accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education as well as other international organizations.