About Us

Sorbonne Abu Dhabi is a higher education institution that attracts the best students from the UAE and around the world. Established in 2006 as a result of an agreement between the Sorbonne University in Paris and the Government of Abu Dhabi, Sorbonne Abu Dhabi offers the very best in international higher education. Our student’s benefit from 760 years of academic excellence and learn on a state-of-the-art campus on Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi.

Our degrees are issued by Sorbonne University in the field of humanities by Paris Descartes University for law, management and economics and by the Pierre et Marie Curie University for sciences. All our degrees are recognised globally following the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and officially accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education.


In keeping with our philosophy of providing a world-class education, the university maintains a selective admissions process to ensure a rigorous academic experience and to preserve small classes for an individual approach to learning. Our faculty is brought directly from Paris to teach the same material in both locations and to guarantee the same standards are adhered to.

At present, there are over 1600 graduates from over 90 nationalities. We are committed to promoting dialogue and ideas between different cultures and fostering a close-knit community on campus. Visit our Campus Life page for more information.