Many research teams from the Faculties of Science & Engineering and of Medicine are currently engaged in research partnerships with private companies, sometimes around very fundamental topics. Some of these research projects are funded by the partner company and can sometimes accommodate doctoral students in the University laboratories.
The Faculty of Arts & Humanities encourages and accompanies innovation in all its forms, from business creation to original educational and scientific production, whether carried out by students or professors. It thus contributes to today's major societal challenges, such as the enhancement of heritage transmission, intercultural dialogue and ecological transition.
In 2016, Sorbonne University signed close to 1,800 contracts with companies.