Paris Descartes University established in 1971 as a result of the reform of the University of Paris, whose Faculties of medicine, pharmacy, humanities, sciences and law were split and divided into 8 universities located in Paris. It is the only university of the Ile-de-France region to offer medical, pharmaceutical and odontological studies; its health department is renowned in Europe and in the whole world for the high quality of its training and the excellence of its research.
The University Institute of Technology, the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education (STAPS), the Faculty of Odontology, the Saints Pères Faculty of Biomedical Sciences were first added to the original René Descartes - Paris V University created in 1971, then in 1976, the Faculty of Law of Malakoff also joined the University.
In 2004, the University underwent once again some significant changes. The three faculties of medicine of Paris (Necker, Cochin and Broussais) merged to become the Faculty of Medicine of Paris Descartes (MP5), and hence could offer students decompartmentalised general and specialised teaching, and constitute a federative centre, representative of medicine in Paris.
- Research Facility
- Health Care
- Sports Center
With its nine Training and research departments (UFR) and its Institute of Technology (IUT), Paris Descartes University encompasses all the fields of knowledge of human and health sciences.
- Saints Pères Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
- Faculty of Odontology
- Faculty of Law
- University Institute of Technology
- Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Studies
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences of Paris
- Institute of Psychology
- Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Sports and Physical Education