Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC), a leading French university of science and medicine,is the principal heir of the faculty of sciences and one of the heirs of the faculty of medicine in Paris. UPMC’s faculties—chemistry; engineering; mathematics (including the Institute of Statistics); medicine; physics; life and Earth science, the environment and biodiversity—offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. UPMC also includes the Paris Astrophysics Institute, the Henri Poincaré Institute, and three marine stations on the coasts of France. As France’s largest scientific and medical complex, UPMC researchers study the most important issues of sustainable development: health, climate change, water, biodiversity, energy, and communications. It has earned recognition not just for its contribution to fundamental science but also for its extremely targeted research, as demonstrated by the many awards regularly won by UPMC researchers.