Increase the number of students at the Bachelor's and Master's levels by offering a coherent set of training courses
Create a Professional Certificate in AI that is open to all Sorbonne Université students
Triple the number continuing education courses offered
Provide training courses that are accessible to people from all backgrounds
The SORBONNE.AI initiative aims to offer a comprehensive artificial intelligence (AI) training program that covers both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as a comprehensive continuing education program. The goal is to educate over 9,000 students in AI within a period of five years, which represents a ten-fold increase in the current numbers. This project is closely aligned with the national AI strategy and France 2030 goals, and is expected to have a significant impact on the Sorbonne University, as well as benefiting the entire French AI community.
To ensure the successful implementation of these four initiatives starting from September 2022, the university is looking to recruit several highly qualified teachers. These new hires will bolster already established and globally recognized departments, particularly in mathematics and computer science.
Established in 2013, OpenClassrooms is one of the largest global education-to-employment platform providers, with 355,000 students across 140 countries, thousands of full-time diploma students, and hundreds of corporate customers.
OpenClassrooms is a private, B-Corp-certified distance-learning organisation registered with the Board of Education in Paris (France), and accredited by the French Ministry of Labour's agency France Compétences.
OpenClassrooms’ role in SORBONNE.AI is to give access to +50 online modular training courses on AI & Machine Learning to 5 000 Sorbonne University students.
Datacraft enables an exchange of best practices between data experts. It is a unique club model, designed to allow data scientists/data engineers to learn from their peers and to allow companies to accelerate their AI/data projects.
The first datacraft Club opened in Paris in February 2020. It gathers 26 large public and private companies and more than 600 data experts researchers and freelancers in residence.
Datacraft brings a unique approach to learning with its weekly workshops: datacraft workshops are very practical ways to share good practices, starting from a data set presented by a member company, together with an associated model and an issue to solve. datacraft has also developed innovative acculturation tools, such as a digital escape game which allows non-experts to understand while playing as a team what a data project is.
The objective of the university is to enhance education from the first year of a Bachelor's degree to a Master's degree, forming a seamless flow of AI studies. This will be achieved by introducing new courses in the first year of a Bachelor's degree, a new mathematics course, and a new minor program that will allow students from different scientific disciplines to learn the basics of data science and AI.
As part of this program, the university also offers grants for internships and mobility opportunities, which are open to all students from the faculties of Arts and Humanities, Medicine, Science and Engineering. Further information will be provided soon.
More information to come
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (MLIA)
Financial Engineering, Modeling, Simulation and Data Analytics
Deep Learning in Practice
Artificial Intelligence: Reinforcement Learning - Concepts and Implementation
Hybrid Machine Learning Program (in partnership with Openclassrooms)
Acculturation to AI (in partnership with Datacraft)
For any question, contact Agnès Dudych, project manager for SORBONNE.AI