UPMC - Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI)

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UPMC - Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI)

Paris, France

UPMC (Université Pierre et Marie Curie) is the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI). UPMC is one of Europe’s largest science and medical schools and research institutions. It is ranked by many as one of the top 3 universities in France, and leads the way in its own field of sciences.

Formerly part of the University of Paris, UPMC became an independent university in 1968, when, amidst a cultural revolution in Paris, several faculties seceded from their parent university. Naturally, each of these newly-founded independent universities was already specialised in a certain field, which led to each own being renown for that particular field.

Most of UPMC’s facilities are concentrated in the Jussieu campus, on the bank of the Seine in central Paris, so the Parisian life is always an intricate part of students' life. Plus, all students under 25 have free entrance to all permanent exhibitions at Parisian museums, as well as reductions for most temporary exhibits and guided visits.

Getting to UPMC is pretty easy. Just get the metro to Jussieu station, on lines 7 and 10, or the RER to Gare d’Austerlitz. Alternatively, hop on one of many buses servicing the area (86, 87, 89).


4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France

Phone number: +33 144274427

#137 in the World

QS World University Rankings (2015)

#41 in Statistics and Operational Research

QS World University Rankings by Subject (2015)

#64 in Natural Science

QS World University Rankings by Faculty (2015)

Quick Facts

Student community

  • 52 % male students
  • 48 % female students
  • 58 % undergraduate students
  • 42 % postgraduate students
  • 82 % national students
  • 18 % international students

University degrees

  • 9 undergraduate courses
  • 12 postgraduate courses