INED has consolidated ties with its academic partners in Ile-de-France by joining the COMUEs (Communautés d’Universités et Etablissements): Université Sorbonne Paris Cité.
Université Sorbonne Paris Cité
Together with the CNRS, INRIA (Inventors for the Digital World), INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale) and IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement), INED is a member of the Paris universities (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris Descartes, Paris Diderot and Paris 13) college of research organisations. This COMUE brings together four Paris universities (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris Descartes, Paris Diderot and Paris 13) and several grandes écoles and institutes, namely the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique (EHESP school of public health), the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO, National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations), the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IGPG) and Sciences Po (the Paris Institute of Political Science). The goal of this COMUE is to attain the status of world-rank research university in four major areas: the exact sciences and technology, the humanities (arts, letters, languages), the social and political sciences, and the life and health sciences. The different disciplines and competences it encompasses position it to handle particularly complex social issues. Research at Université Paris Sorbonne Cité will focus on four broad themes: progress and the environment, public health issues, world cultural and social diversity, and data science.