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Parismus is the international student association of Sorbonne University


Parismus is the international student association of Sorbonne University.

Bringing together 10 institutions that offer studies in literature, medicine, science, engineering, technology and management, our alliance fosters a global approach to teaching and research, promoting access to knowledge for all.

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In a changing world, Sorbonne University has joined forces with six universities: Charles University in Prague, the University of Warsaw, Heidelberg University, the University of Milan, the University of Geneva and the University of Copenhagen to create the 4EU+ Alliance.

With an innovative model of the European university, seven large research-intensive universities are working together to respond to the educational and research challenges facing Europe today.

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Mathieu Tillier, professeur d’histoire de l’Islam médiéval
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Mathieu Tillier was awarded the Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Mathieu Tillier, professor of Medieval Islamic History, received the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, the most important literary prize of the Arab World, for his book "L’invention du cadi. La justice des musulmans, des juifs et des chrétiens aux premiers siècles de l’Islam."

"L’invention du cadi. La justice des musulmans, des juifs et des chrétiens aux premiers siècles de l’Islam", published in 2017, was awarded a prize in the “Arab culture in other languages” category. This work offers a comparative approach of documentary and literary sources concerned with the beginning of the Islamic judicial system. It reconstructs the organisational characteristics of the qadi’s administration under the Umayyads and the first Abbasids, as well as its intrinsic development and processes, in order to shed light on the rationale behind its evolutions. 

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award rewards intellectuals, researchers and authors who have made a significant contribution to modern literature, social sciences, culture and knowledge. This award is an independent cultural initiative supported by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism. 

The prizes of the 17th edition were awarded May 23rd at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair.  

Mathieu Tillier obtained the agrégation (teacher trainign degree) in Arab studies in 1999, and, in 2004, defended a PhD thesis in history dedicated to the judicial reforms that resulted from the 750 Abbasid revolution (Université Lumière-Lyon 2). He became a lecturer at Aix-Marseille Université in 2005, and was granted secondments at Oxford University from 2008 on, thanks to a European Marie Skłodowska-Curie funding, and at the Institut français du Proche-Orient (Damascus, and then Beirut). It was in Oxford that he started a new enquiry about the oldest developments of a plural justice system in the 8th-century Middle-East, which included Islamic, Jewish and Christian courts. This research was the subject of an accreditation to supervise research, which he obtained in 2013, as well as the book "L’invention du cadi", published in 2017. 

Since he became a professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of Sorbonne University in 2014, he has carried on exploring social dynamics in the Medieval Islamic World, in particular through the prism of papyrus texts. His latest work, Supplier Dieu dans l’Égypte toulounide. Le florilège de l’invocation d’après Ḫālid b. Yazīd [IIIe/IXe siècle], written in collaboration with Naïm Vanthieghem, delves into how devotion was expressed during the first centuries of Islam. 

L’invention du cadi. La justice des musulmans, des juifs et des chrétiens aux premiers siècles de l’Islam

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L’invention du cadi. La justice des musulmans, des juifs et des chrétiens aux premiers siècles de l’Islam, Éditions de la Sorbonne.


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The Faculty of Medicine teaches the 3 cycles of medical studies: from PASS (integrated into the faculty) to the 3rd cycle including DES, DESC, DU and DIU. The lessons are given mainly on two sites: Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine. The faculty also provides paramedical education: speech therapy, psychomotricity and orthoptics. The Saint-Antoine site includes a midwifery school.

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Welcome to Sorbonne University's Faculty of Science & Engineering

A unique combination of courses and expertise

Our international study programmes are organised according to the major disciplinary areas of the faculty. They represent the graduate study programmes that are not strictly conducted in French or that could be suitable (in part) for non French-speaking students. They also reflect part of the diversity of the disciplines involved and the bi- and inter-disciplinary aspects of many of the courses we offer.


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We rely on disciplinary skills and on interdisciplinary approaches to renew concepts, methods and research subjects and to focus on some of the crucial issues faced by our societies: transformations affecting the very construction of knowledge (data, AI), the treatment of complex objects (the environment, marine and ocean sciences, cultural heritage) or our contributions to addressing societal challenges (climate change, healthcare).

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Our campuses offer different and unique experiences to our students, visitors and staff. Resources and support services are also available to ensure an equal chance at success to all.

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In addition to the cultural activities and events organised throughout the year by our clubs and societies, the Parismus society organises numerous events, evenings and cultural visits that will help you discover France and its parisian life.







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