former French public research university existing from 1971 to 2019
Paris Descartes University (French: Université Paris 5 René Descartes), also known as Paris V, was a French public research university located in Paris.
It was one of the inheritors of the University of Paris (often referred as the Sorbonne), which was split into multiple separate institutions in 1970. Paris Descartes completely merged with Paris Diderot University in 2019 to form a new University of Paris.
It was established as a multidisciplinary university "of humanities and health sciences" ("des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Santé". It focuses in the areas of medical sciences, biomedical sciences, law, computer science, economics and psychology.Its main campus was in the historic École de Chirurgie in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.
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