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Sorbonne Université (formerly UPMC)

Sorbonne Université (formerly The Université Pierre et Marie Curie: UPMC) is one of the largest universities in France (4,500 researchers and teachers, 180 laboratories, 30,000 students, 700 PhDs delivered per year) and is devoted to science and medicine. The UPMC is ranked 35th (6th in Europe) in the ARWU Shanghai University ranking in 2014.

Sorbonne Université hosts the EMBRC and ASSEMBLE Plus Headquarters in Paris and, together with CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) leads EMBRC–France.  A further three French marine stations also participate in ASSEMBLE Plus: 

  • OOV (Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche sur mer) 
  • OOB (Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur mer) 
  • SBR (Station Biologique de Roscoff) 
 

These three complementary installations of the French node are run by the same operators (Sorbonne Université and CNRS) and are an undeniable force in marine biology and oceanography. Their tradition of transnational access (TA) dedicated to collaborative marine research worldwide goes back to their establishment in the late 19th century. They operate as unique research infrastructure by providing access for researchers – permanent and non-resident – to coastal ecosystems and to a wide range of living organisms and to marine organism collections (microalgae at SBR, bacteriae at OOB and microplankton at OOV).

Sorbonne Université will be the overall coordinator of the project: it will offer TA, it will lead WP1 and JRA3 and JRA4, and will participate actively in all other JRAs and NAs.

Acronym: 
UPMC
Founded: 
1109
Director: 
Jean Chambaz
Employees: 
9600
Number of research groups: 
100
Address: 
4 Place Jussieu
75005 Paris
France
Location: 
Paris
Parent Member Country: 
France
EMBRC Partner: 

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