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The city of humanities and social sciences


Facilities for research and training

The Campus will consist in a big platform offering reception and services, equipped with the necessary tools to meet the requirements of humanities and social sciences. It will also offer the best training, learning and scientific output to all.

Facilities for research and training on the Aubervilliers site


The Aubervilliers site offers a coherent and comprehensive reception and service package. The infrastructure will enable researchers to pursue their programmes, within the frame of the scientific policy defined by the founding members, in the best possible conditions.


  • Building accommodating founding members’ research units and in some cases also the headquarters;
  • The Great documentary equipment;
  • The project Hotel;
  • The Conferences Centre;
  • 2 600 workstations for researchers;
  • 24 seminar rooms spread over the campus;
  • 15 multi-purpose rooms;
  • 29 tutoring rooms.


Facilities for research and training on the Chapelle site


This 20 000 m2 building, dedicated to Bachelor and Professional Master courses of University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne will comprise:


  • Learning spaces (lecture halls, classrooms, IT rooms for computer, multimedia and language laboratories, map rooms);
  • Space dedicated to education and educational support;
  • A library which will give priority to campus public;
  • Space dedicated to campus life and namely restaurant space managed by the CROUS of Paris;
  • Student space provided by the City of Paris.


University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne will further develop Bachelor and professional Master teaching in the following subjects:


  • History
  • History of Art and archaeology
  • Demography
  • Geography
  • Philosophy

Facilities for research and training of the Great documentary equipment

Perspective d'une salle e consultation du GED

View of a reading room

The Great documentary equipment is the Campus Condorcet library and will be situated on the Aubervilliers site. It will seat 1 400 people and offer a diversity of spaces dedicated to knowledge.

These rooms are available to researchers, as from Master courses, and on request for any person interested in accessing the collections. They will be located on the first three floors of the building.

Collections and workspace will be accessible 24/7. The library will offer optimal working conditions. All workspaces will be equipped with plugs and access to Internet via the WIFI.

Collections and viewing spaces

There will be open access to 80% of available documentation. These collections, divided into eight areas of research, will be located on the first three floors of the building. The space will offer alternatively collections and seating to enable researchers to work beside their tools. The building was designed to permit easy modification for future uses: new ways of reading, writing or appropriation of knowledge.

The seating area, for 1 400 people, will be located in different workspaces. The reading and working spaces will vary to meet multiple requirements: seated or standing room, individual or collective, close to natural light or sheltered, between the collections…

All viewing areas will be connected to Internet and equipped with extra lighting. There will also be access to exterior reading areas, situated on the roof and patios.

In each area of research there will be a range of on-site and distance services on offer. Researchers will be able to talk to referent librarians specialised in their field.

The supervised viewing room

Rare scientific archives and documents will be kept in reserves. They will be accessible in a supervised viewing room. This space, located on the third floor of the building will offer seating for 60 people and lockers where personal belongings can be left. Some specific documentation, such as archive inventories, will be in free access. Specialised professionals will be available at opening hours. There will be a seminar room next to this space.

Group workrooms

About forty group work and training rooms will be located on the three floors. These rooms, designed to accommodate 4, 8 or 16 people, will be bookable on-line and associated with booking for documents.

Meeting rooms

Seminary rooms, seating 20 to 30, will enable researchers to work directly with the collections and also to give classes and training. Each room will be equipped with videoconference systems and projection devices.

The auditorium

This common area is open to the general public and researchers. The small auditorium, seating 50, will be available for research teams for seminars, study days, projection of documentaries or digital images, meetings and presentations…