Sylvie Retailleau - President of Université Paris-Saclay

14 institutions (three universities, seven research centers, four major engineering and business schools) decided to join forces within the Paris-Saclay Campus Foundation to create Université Paris-Saclay.

To face the challenges of global competition in terms of education, research, and innovation, these institutions decided to work together on a common project in 2014, pooling courses and research of the highest national and international standards, in order to create Université Paris-Saclay.

Creating a dense network in education, research, and business

Students at the heart of the program

Université Paris-Saclay offers a wide range of courses, from bachelor's degree to doctorate, recognized at an international level, within the fields of natural, human and social sciences. Students are able to organize their courses, being key players in their own education to better reach their life goals.

Meeting tomorrow’s scientific challenges

More than 10,000 lecturers and researchers to meet the scientific challenges of the future

Université Paris-Saclay's institutions are currently implementing a campus-wide coordinated research strategy, focusing on fundamental science as well as socioeconomic issues, to reach the very best international level.

Clusters of research teams have formed on all our campuses and several scientific fields have been—or will soon be—their focus, especially:

  • agriculture and alimentation,
  • health,
  • climate,
  • nanosciences,
  • cell biology,
  • neurology,
  • laser physics,
  • high-performance computing,
  • science and technology.

Innovation at the heart of a large ecosystem

Located on the Paris-Saclay site, at the heart of the most influential private financial and research areas in Europe, Université Paris-Saclay is a significant driving force in the development of industries, particularly in high-tech and technology fields.

Several large international companies have already located their research, development and education centers on the Paris-Saclay site (Danone, Air Liquide, Thales, EDF, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Dassault Systèmes, Ipsen, General Electric). They are already developing the products of the future.

More companies are expected to join, following a promotional program conducted in coordination with local authorities, and focusing on start-ups and SMBs.



Key figures

Université Paris-Saclay is a member of the CESAER and EUA networks


More about the university: the creation decree (in French)