Our ambition is to drive and develop exceptional potential to meet the challenges of the society of tomorrow and to promote the French excellence in Europe and worldwide


The Brain Prize 2019

The Brain Prize 2019

Aiming for treatment they have spent more than 30 years describing, understanding and diagnosing the most common hereditary form of stroke, CADASIL. For this, the four French neuroscientists from Paris Diderot and Paris Descartes universities, are now receiving the world’s most valuable prize for brain research – the Lundbeck Foundation Brain Prize, worth 1 million euros.

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Our Project

The Paris Descartes and Paris Diderot Universities, and the Institut de physique du globe de Paris are in the process of creating a new university model in March 2019. This project has the shared ambition of creating a world-ranking intensive research university, based on close collaboration among the partner institutions and part of the higher education and research landscape of the future.