A new partnership with India

Sorbonne University is one of three four establishments that has been awarded funding for the creation of a French-Indian campus in the Indo-Pacific.

The call for projects was launched by the Ministries of Europe and Foreign Affairs and of Higher Education and Research. Designed to strengthen academic and scientific cooperation with India, and more specifically in the field of life sciences for health.

Sorbonne University representatives participated in the workshop held in India to meet and discuss a variety of tailored, ambitious programs to support cross-cultural mobility between France and student for the Indo-Pacific region. This French-Indian agreement will also include multidisciplinary, highly transversal research through innovative partnerships. This research ecosystem will include university professors, clusters, start-ups and industry cooperation to ensure the development of education through research.

The Sorbonne University French-Indian Campus will have the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi as its primary partner. This Institute has numerous centers of excellence and it has many complementary research areas in health and life sciences with Sorbonne University.

The future campus aims to offer the entire spectrum of academic courses, including:

  • Bachelor’s-Mast­er’s­-Doctorate courses, with the eventual aim of developing joint Master’s degrees;
  • Professional training, to be built in connection with the needs of companies (local and French). An administrative arrangement was signed in 2019 for the development of vocational training between France and India;
  • Continuing education, to mobilize industrial partners;


The campus is also intended to enable young graduates/researchers to discover entrepreneurship, in conjunction with the Franco-Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI), a platform that will facilitate links between academic partners and French companies, some of which are in the health sector.



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