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About Université Paris-Saclay

Born of the combined will of universities, grandes écoles and research organizations, the Université Paris-Saclay is one of the leading European and world universities, covering the sectors of Science and Engineering, Life Sciences and Health, and Humanities and Social Sciences. Its scientific policy closely links research and innovation, and is expressed in both fundamental and applied sciences to meet the major challenges facing society.

From the undergraduate to the doctoral level, and including grandes écoles programmes, the Université Paris-Saclay offers training in a wide range of disciplines to help students succeed and find employment. It prepares students for a rapidly changing society, where critical thinking, agility and the ability to renew one's skills are the keys to predicting and improving the future. Université Paris-Saclay also offers a rich programme of lifelong learning.

Located south of Paris on a vast territory, the Université Paris-Saclay benefits from a geographical position that favors both its international visibility and close ties with its socio-economic partners - large industrial groups, SMEs, start-ups, local authorities, associations, etc.

You can learn about what our University has to offer on this main website but also by visiting the websites of the University’s constituent faculties and institutes, which include five faculties in Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Law-Economics-Management, Sports Sciences, three technical institutes specialised in scientific and technical subjects in Cachan, Orsay and Sceaux and a university engineering school.

The University also brings together four component institutions: CentraleSupélec, AgroParisTech, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay and the Institut d'Optique Graduate School, with two associate institutions: Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) and Université Evry Val d'Essonne (UEVE). Together, they help us to broaden the University’s range of courses and develop our research and innovation projects.

The University in a nutshell

Université Paris-Saclay offers a comprehensive and varied range of Undergraduate, Master's and PhD degrees, renowned internationally thanks to the University’s reputation for research excellence and the commitment of its academic staff. The University’s constituent faculties, institutes and component institutions all contribute to the curricula with cutting-edge specialised courses in Science and Engineering, Life Sciences and Health, and Social Sciences and Humanities.

The University shares 275 laboratories with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES), the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), the National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (INRIA), the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and the French Aerospace Lab (ONERA). Université Paris-Saclay currently represents 13% of France’s research potential.

Located in the south of Paris on vast sites that stretch across Paris, Orsay, Évry and Versailles, Université Paris-Saclay benefits from a strategic geographical and socio-economic position that is strengthened by its international visibility.

Université Paris-Saclay is nested in a protected natural area close to Paris, at the very heart of a dynamic economic hub.

Endeavouring to attract the best talents in France and abroad, Université Paris-Saclay strongly commits to offering its students a mobility experience in the course of their studies and has thus established, among a variety of other funding programmes, its own incoming and outgoing scholarships of excellence for Master's students. Université Paris-Saclay coordinates the EUGLOH European University Alliance for Global Health, which brings together 4 other European universities in Germany, Hungary, Portugal and Sweden.

Join a French university that is inclusive, renowned for its excellence and open to the world.

17 different Graduate Schools and an Institute for Sciences of the Light

Our Graduate Schools and Institute cover three broad sectors: Science and Engineering, Life Sciences and Health, Human & Social Sciences.  These coordinated sets of Master's degrees, study and research programmes, and doctoral schools bring together teams that each work on a particular well-defined subject, discipline or mission. 

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