Sorbonne Nouvelle University Paris 3

The New Sorbonne University (French: Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, also known as Paris III) is a public university in Paris, France. It is one of the inheritors of the historic University of Paris,[1] which ceased to exist in 1970. Paris III offers courses in a wide range of Arts and Humanities subjects, areas in which – according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings – the university is the 71st best worldwide.[2]

New Sorbonne University
Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle
Logo Sorbonne Nouvelle.png
MottoHic et ubique terrarum (Latin)
Motto in English
Here and anywhere on Earth
Established1971 – following the division of the University of Paris
ChancellorFrançois Weil
Chancellor of the Universities of Paris
PresidentJamil Dakhlia
48°50′23″N 2°21′13″E / 48.839766°N 2.353731°E / 48.839766; 2.353731
AffiliationsSorbonne Paris Cité
Sorbonne Nouvelle University Paris 3 is located in Paris
Sorbonne Nouvelle University Paris 3
France Paris


La Sorbonne in the 17th century

The historic University of Paris first appeared in the second half of the 12th century, but was reorganised in 1970 as 13 autonomous universities after the student protests of the French May. Sorbonne Nouvelle, or "Paris III", is one of the inheritors of University of Paris faculty of humanities ("arts et lettres").[1]

University sitesEdit

The Sorbonne Nouvelle has sites at various locations in Paris. The main university centres are:

Central Sorbonne Building — central administration offices, Literature.

Central Sorbonne Building

Censier — the main teaching site, named after the adjacent street

Bièvre — houses teaching and research facilities for language study and the main staff and student refectories

Rue Saint Jacques — French as a Foreign Language

Rue des Bernardins — Linguistics and Phonetics

Rue de l' Ecole de Médecine — English Studies

Entrance of the main building of the "new" Sorbonne university, built in by Henri-Paul Nénot, rue des Écoles, Paris.
Entrance of one of the buildings of University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III, 5 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, Paris. Formerly buildings for the royal school of drawing under Louis XV
Entrance of the university Sorbonne Nouvelle, Campus Censier

Rue Saint Guillaume — Latin American Studies

Place du Maréchal-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny — Houses the E.S.I.T (School of Interpreting and Translation)

Asnières -- located outside of Paris, where the German Studies department, now closed, was housed.[3]

University librariesEdit

The Sorbonne Nouvelle has one central and five specialised libraries (Foreign language and culture and French literature). It is also connected to the Library of Saint Genevieve, the Central Sorbonne Library, the Inter-University Library for Oriental Languages and the Library of Saint Barbara.

University PressEdit

The Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle publishes research carried out by the university.

Accommodation and refectoriesEdit

The CROUS de Paris (Centre régional des œuvres universitaires et scolaires) is the organisation responsible for both student accommodation and refectories in Paris. It runs various student halls of residence and student restaurants both in central Paris and in its outskirts. The Restaurant Universitaire Censier is the student refectory which is used by the large majority of Paris III students due to its proximity to the Censier university site.

Sorbonne Paris CitéEdit

New Sorbonne University is a member of the Sorbonne Paris Cité, a alliance of the following Parisian universities:

Notable alumniEdit

Professors and former professorsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Herpin, Fanny. "Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 - Les origines de la Sorbonne Nouvelle".
  2. ^ "Top Universities: Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III". Top Universities.
  3. ^ (in French) Asnières c'est fini : le département d'Etudes Germaniques s'installe au Centre Universitaire Censier

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