In May 2006, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and Paris-Sorbonne , Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi University opened in the city of Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE. Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is a pluri-disciplinary university offering globally recognised degrees delivered from Paris and accredited in France and the UAE.
In collaboration with Paris-Sorbonne, Paris-Descartes and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Sorbonne Abu Dhabi University offers Bachelor and Master degrees in Humanities, Law and Economics, Social Sciences, and Sciences.
Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is an Emirati university operating under the administration of ADEC and under the academic leadership of Paris-Sorbonne.
The degrees offered by Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi are issued in France, and accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research. These degrees are recognised worldwide.