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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The University of Paris (French: L'Université de Paris{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), metonymically known as the Sorbonne (French: [sɔʁbɔn]), was a French university, founded circa 1150 in Paris, France, recognised 1200 by King Philip II and 1215 by Pope Innocent III, as one of the first universities.<ref>Haskins, C. H.: The Rise of Universities, page 292. Henry Holt and Company, 1923.</ref> It quickly became reputed for its academic performance especially in the domains of theology and philosophy, and introduced the system of student nations. The university is often referred to as the Sorbonne after its collegiate institution, Collège de Sorbonne, founded around 1257 by Robert de Sorbon.

Following the turbulance of the French Revolution, the University of Paris was suspended in 1793 but revived in 1896.

With growing higher education in the postwar years in France, in 1970 the university was divided into 13 autonomous universities; three of them including "Sorbonne" in their names, four represented in the historical Sorbonne building. Recently, those universities have coalesced as three university groups: Sorbonne University, founded by Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris 4) and Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris 6), Sorbonne Paris Cité.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and Paris-Saclay University that inherit its traditions and history. Some of them fall within the Créteil or Versailles education authorities instead of the Parisian one


University of Paris sections
Intro  Origin and early organization  Organization in the thirteenth century  Later history  Suppression of the colleges and establishment of the University of France  Student revolt and reorganization  Present universities  See also  References  External links  

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