Sorbonne goes global in Abu Dhabi

The Sorbonne Abu Dhabi has been formally inaugurated.

It all looks very impressive:

Welcome to Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi; your first step towards an international prestigious degree. Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is a higher education institution that attracts not only the best students from the UAE, but also the best students from all over the Middle East and the world.

The building will accommodate up to 2,000 students and it will be interesting to see the take up rate for the courses on offer. The undergraduate programmes seem to be:

  • Archaeology & History of Art
  • French and Comparative Literature
  • Geography & Urban Planning
  • History – Civilisations and International Affairs
  • Information & Communication
  • International Business & Languages
  • Philosophy and Sociology
  • Law and Political Science
  • Economics and Management
  • The substantial financial support provided by Abu Dhabi and the reputation of the Sorbonne should ensure this is a success. One notable point, the list of professional staff is particularly impressive (to me at least).