13 September 2017

University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne founds graduate school for sustainable development research

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne has founded the first graduate school in France dedicated to addressing the challenges of sustainable development. Inasmuch as the University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne—the UNAI hub for human rights—is a research centre for human and social sciences, the new graduate school will take an interdisciplinary approach to finding solutions for sustainable development.

This innovative academic programme has initially identified the following topics as relevant to meeting the challenges of sustainable development:

  • Sustainable mobility
  • Democratic governance and collective action
  • Societal and environmental responsibility of organisations
  • Intertemporal and intergenerational choice

The school will also focus on elaborating methodological contributions to research in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in such areas as geo-localized data collection, management and treatment; risk and uncertainty analysis; and impact evaluation.

It further intends to contribute to field actions that can provide research with practical experiential footing while promoting the SDGs.

The new graduate school will be involved in a range of multidisciplinary collaborations among the dozens of masters programmes at University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne that directly or indirectly address the question of sustainable development.

Find out more at: https://www.sorbonnetransition.org/