Pantheon-Sorbonne University (French: Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), also known as "Paris I", is a public research university in Paris, France. It focuses on the areas of law, humanities, political science, social sciences, and economics. It is one of the thirteen inheritors of the World's second oldest academic institution, the University Of Paris (often referred as the Sorbonne), shortly before the latter officially ceased to exist on December 31, 1970, as a consequence of the French cultural revolution of 1968, often referred to as "the French May".
A major pole of research and learning, Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne is one of the most prestigious universities in France and the best one in its main domains. On that basis among others, it was rated by the 2014 QS World University Ranking 13th in History and Archaeology (1st in France), 20th in Law and Legal Studies (1st in France), 22nd in Philosophy (1st in France), 43rd in Geography and Area Studies (1st in France), 44th in Economics and Econometrics (1st in France), 51-100th in Accounting and Finance (1st in France), 51-100th in Politics and International Studies (2nd in France), 51-100th in Modern Languages (2nd in France), and 151-200th in Statistics and Operational Research (4th in France).
Pantheon-Sorbonne's headquarters is located on the Place du Panthéon in the Latin Quarter, an area in the 5th and the 6th arrondissements of Paris. The university also occupies part of the Sorbonne and other renowned French university buildings. Some forty thousand students (including internationals) are enrolled in fourteen teaching and research departments (Unités de Formation et de Recherche), as well as five institutes offering degree courses in law, political science, economics, management and humanities.
The University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne supports a modern approach of humanities, political, social and economic sciences on the basis of research, fieldwork, participant observation and ethnography. The dual master's degree (such as "Economics and Psychology" or "Economics and Quantitative Economics", among others) in partnership with other important french academic institutions such as the Paris Descartes University or the Sciences Po, among others, emphasizes opportunities offered as far as research is concerned.