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Dear prospective student, Bonjour!

I am the Doyen (Dean of the Ecole Supérieure Robert de Sorbon®. I am glad to give you some historical and factual information about our French registered private institution of higher education.

Our name comes from Robert de Sorbon, chaplain and confessor of Saint Louis, King of France.
  

Donation from King St. Louis to Robert de Sorbon Feb.1257

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                    Sorbon TeachingThe first Sorbon Institution was created in the 11th century through  the corporatist organization of Paris masters and scholars. Originally installed in the île de la Cité, it was moved during the 12th century to what was to become the "Latin Quarter", where theology, law, medicine and arts were taught outside to young pupils from the 4 Nations (France, Picardy, Normandy and England), which endowed it from the start with international prestige.

The  collège de Sorbon, founded in 1257/58 for poor students, was located at the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève.

These colleges soon became the center of the Paris academic disciplines and the Sorbon college, a famous theology faculty, was to play a major role in the political and philosophical discussions of the time.

Rebuilt by the Cardinal de Richelieu in the 17th century, closed by the French Revolution in 1791 because of its religious links, turned into artists  studios in 1801, the Sorbonne once again devoted itself to teaching in 1821. At the end of the 19th century, the French government rebuilt it again, making the "Nouvelle Sorbonne" a sanctuary of the intellect, a privileged center of knowledge.

In 1968, French Universities were reorganized and split into in independent entities. The Ecole supérieure Robert de Sobon® was founded in 2004.


The Ecole Supérieure de Sorbon, is the leader in French degrees granted through the VAE (Validation des Acquis de l'Expérience) procedure since 2004

During those last  years, we were pleased to welcome students from 124 countries in our various programs (classical and VAE based). De Sorbon is now mentioned in  the prestigious Larousse Dictionary.

It  confirms that:

We are a French registered private university,  that is allowed to grant degrees according  the French code of éducation.

We apply the principles of the VAE (Validation des Acquis de l'Expérience).

Our VAE juries are made of University professors Ph.D. holders in the field.

Our degrees, following the Lisbon convention, are commonly accepted worldwide. We had veterinary doctors licensed in Africa, University professors and School Administrators in the US, etc. However we cannot not guarantee acceptance or recognition, like all universities,, in every country in the world.


Our Ecole Supérieure Robert de Sorbon® continues the religious affiliation of the original College de Sorbon and specializes in the Validation des Acquis de l'Expérience (VAE) procedure.

For your information, five French institutions of higher education carry the name "Sorbon or Sorbonne" as they did it historically before:

Paris I          Panthéon-Sorbonne (public)
Paris III        Sorbonne Nouvelle (public)
Paris IV        Paris Sorbonne (public)
Paris V         René Descartes (public)
ESRDS        Ecole Supérieure Robert de Sorbon (private)

Our Ecole Supérieure Robert de Sorbon® grants undergraduate and graduate degrees in many disciplines in Arts, Science, Business, Heath, Law, Humanities, Religion, etc... As of today, we were honored to have students from more than 124 countries from five continents.

In 2002  in France the VAE (Validation des Acquis de l'Expérience) was established (Art L-613-3  of the code of Education). It is a codified procedures that mandates French Universities to grant regular degrees on work experience.

In 2004, Our institution was the first one to offer the VAE (Validation des Acquis de l'Expérience) in France, English, Italian. 3 years later Spanish was added and in 2013 Russian students can do it in their own language. While it was "revolutionary at that time Now most of the other French universities accept foreign languages.

In 2005, the Ecole Supérieure De Sorbon was the first to grant a Ph.D. through the VAE procedure. One year later the University of Strasbourg II did it and now it is totally admitted while being controversial at the time. Once again we were the pionneer of the VAE.

in 2010, de Sorbon is a participant of the United Nations PRME program.

in 2012, Our institution was accepted as an institutional member of the US CAEL (Council for Adult Educational Learning)

in 2013, French public entities of the FPA (Formation Professionnelle des Adultes) funded de Sorbon VAE  application and Jury fees  (600€ In total).While this funding is reserved only to French Legal residents, it shows the quality and recognition of our VAE.
 

in 2013, French Authorities granted the ® Registered Trade Mark "Marque de Service" to our institution.

in 2014 ICANN granted us the sorbon.education domain and we celabrate 10 Years of International VAE

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Au revoir et à bientôt !

  Sceau Ecole Supérieure Robert
                        des Sorbon


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