Paris Descartes University

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Paris Descartes University (French: Université Paris 5 René Descartes), also known as Paris V, was a French public university located in Paris. It was one of the inheritors of the historic University of Paris, which was split into 13 universities in 1970. Paris Descartes completely merged with Paris Diderot University in 2019 to form a new Paris Cité University.

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Paris Descartes University
Université Paris 5 René Descartes
BudgetEuro 340 Million(US $476 Million)
ChancellorPatrick Gérard
Chancellor of the Universities of Paris
PresidentFrédéric Dardel
Students33 500
Undergraduates15 000
Postgraduates18 500

48°51′05″N 2°20′26″E
ColoursMagenta and white
Paris Descartes University is located in Paris
Paris Descartes University
France Paris

It was established as a multidisciplinary university "of humanities and health sciences" ("des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Santé". It focused on the areas of medical sciences, biomedical sciences, law, computer science, social sciences, economics and psychology.[1]

Its main campus was in the historic École de Chirurgie in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.