Pierre and Marie Curie University (French: Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie; abbreviated UPMC), is a public research university and was established in 1971 following the division of the University of Paris (Sorbonne), and is a principal heir to Faculty of Sciences of the Sorbonne (French: Faculté des sciences de Paris), although it can trace its roots back to 1109 and the Abbey of St Victor.
The university is located on the Jussieu Campus in the Latin Quarter of the the very heart of Paris, France.
UPMC is the largest scientific and medical complex in France, active in many fields of research with scope and achievements at the highest level, as demonstrated by the many awards regularly won by UPMC researchers, and the many international partnerships it maintains across all five continents.
It has more than 125 laboratories and some of its most notable institutes and laboratories include the Institut Henri Poincaré, Institut d’astrophysique de Paris, Laboratoire d’informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6), Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu (shared with University Paris-Diderot) and the Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel (shared with École Normale Supérieure).
The University’s Faculty of Medicine Pierre and Marie Curie is located in the teaching hospitals Pitié-Salpêtrière and Saint-Antoine (the latter itself being the successor to Saint-Antoine-des-Champs Abbey).