Paris University 06 is the best university in France according to the academic rankings of universes (ARWU). ARWU is published by the Jiao Tong University's Higher Education Institute in Shanghai, and scientific and research performance indicators use a number of indicators to create rankings, including highly quoted researchers, articles indexed to major quotation marks, and Nobel laureates. 19659002] Top 5 Universities in France
Twenty-three French universities are at Word Top 500 University (2008). The Top 5 universities in France are as follows: 1. University of Paris 6 (42rd in the world); 2. University of Paris 11 (49th position); 3. Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris (73rd); 4. University of Paris 7 (101-151) and Strasbourg University (101-151). The University of Paris has been the best university in France since 6 since 2003 when ARWU first appeared.
Universities in France are predominantly state institutions. Interestingly, the best students are participating in "Grandes Ecoles" (19459009) (a higher education institution outside the general framework of the state university system). While universities are open to high school graduates (Baccalauréat), "Grandes Ecoles" requires a further entrance examination, which is extremely competitive.
Compared to French universities, Grandes Ecoles are "relatively small institutions." For example, 6th in Paris (42nd place in the world) has 30,000 students, while Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris (73rd in the world)
Compared to the other OECD countries, the average density of France (0.4 universities per 1 million inhabitants in France compared to 0.4 for OECD countries). It can be noticed that 9 of the 23 universities in ARWU located in Paris  The University of Paris
The Parisian Historical University was founded in the mid-twelfth century, in the 1970s it was reorganized to 13 autonomous universities (University of Paris I-XIII), the university being often Sorbonne or La Sorbonne. Universities are now essentially independent although this relationship and historical links do not exist, there is no university Paris system that makes universities at university level  University of Paris 6
Univ Paris 6 or Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) is a university founded in 1971. There are 30,000 students at a major university: 22,000 university students and 8,000 graduates. International students represent 14% of the student population.
University of Paris 6 was the heiress of the University of Paris's University of Science and is currently France's largest scientific and medical complex. The main campus (Jussieu Campus) is located in the Latin Quarter of the 5th district of Paris, where most facilities can be found in 500,000 m². More details about the University of Paris 6.