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Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMС)

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Description Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMС)

In Paris, there is one of the best public universities in the country - Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC). The year of foundation of the French University named after Pierre and Maria Curie (Paris VI) is 1971. The institution was opened on the basis of the Faculty of Natural Science at the time of the reorganization of the Sorbonne. And today this university is not just the largest medical educational center in France, but also an educational institution that is famous for its high level of teaching, as well as progressive research.

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Information on the training program can be found on the official website of the school.


UPMC is not only the strongest medical university in the region, but also an institution that is recognized as one of the best in a variety of world rankings. For example, QS considers this university to be one of the most prestigious in Europe and contributes it to TOP-10 higher education institutions. In the rating of THE, this institution is on the honorary list of hundreds of the best educational centers around the world.

University medical faculties are located in St. Antoine Hospital and in the Pitje-Salpetriere complex. This allows students to consolidate theoretical knowledge in practice, as well as participate in the development of new methods of treatment. One of the areas of work at this university is to find a way to cure cancer.

However, the University named after Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris VI) is interesting not only for doctors. Natural and exact sciences are also strong directions, which makes the university an advanced not only in the field of medicine. Qualitative knowledge is also given in UPMC in the following specialties:

  • Mathematics;
  • Mechanical engineering;
  • Chemistry;
  • Biology;
  • Astronomy;
  • Engineering.

Scientific research is conducted here absolutely in all areas taught at the University of Paris 6. The strongest are the developments in psychology, molecular biology and genetics from the faculties of pharmacology and medicine. And powerful innovative projects on scientific calculations, architecture, programming, communication networks and information systems have glorified the faculty of modeling and engineering not only in the university, but in the whole scientific world.

The university currently owns 125 laboratories with modern equipment and cooperates with a variety of clinics. The number of partner institutions in the university reaches 400.

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The main building of this higher educational institution is in the fifth district of Paris, which is also called the Latin Quarter. Near the university there is the Luxembourg Gardens and prestigious educational institutions in France, such as the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne, the University of Paris-Sorbonne, the College de France.

In the UPMC central campus there are faculties of science, a library, and administrative buildings. In its northern part there are cozy restaurants, a beautiful view from the windows, including the River Seine.

There are no hostels for UPMC, but the students are assisted by the student association CROUS, which selects the best variant of housing for students (at affordable prices and next to the university). Students can also rent their own housing in the private sector. Cheap and tasty food can be found in any institution of Resto U, a network of student's buffets.


Outstanding graduates and teachers

  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn is Professor of Economics, Politics, Minister of Economy of France in 1997-1999, former head of the IMF.
  • Nicole El Karui is an outstanding mathematician, a professor of applied mathematics. He studies risk management and is engaged in modeling situations on the financial market.
  • Peter Slonimsky - Doctor of Biological Sciences, geneticist and civil activist. One of the first to study the genetics of mitochondria. Active participant of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

Interesting Facts

Campus Université Pierre et Marie Curie Jussieu is built on the territory of the old abbey of St. Victor. In the Middle Ages it was the largest educational and philosophical center.


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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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