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Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Paris - France

UPMC stands for French excellence in science and medicine. It is the 1st university in France, the 7th European university and the 39th in the world in the Academic Ranking of Shanghai. It participates in the development of high-level education and research and collaborates closely with more than a hundred international universities.

With its 9 bachelors, 11 master’s diplomas and 19 doctoral schools, UPMC aims to educate professionals who will be the driving force in fundamental research and technological innovation.

In total, UPMC hosts over 30 000 students of which 20% are international and 3 300 doctorate candidates. More than 5 000 researchers and professors work in 100 laboratories across four divisions : Modeling & Engineering; Energy, Matter & the Universe; Living Earth & Environment; Life & Health.



The division “Modelling and Engineering” hosts UPMC’s research activities in the field of ICT. The two main laboratories in this field are joint units UPMC-CNRS:

Three doctoral schools train PHD candidates in the field of ICT: EDITE, SMAER and EIT ICT Labs Doctoral School.

Research groups from ISIR and Lip6 are, among others, involved in the Laboratory of Excellence SMART.


Practical information for incoming doctorate candidates, post-doctorates and staff

Doctoral Training Institute
International researchers at UPMC

Welcome Guide
Housing facilities
Living expenses


Contact details

Hanna Hertwig
International Office


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