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The 2021 Shanghai Ranking: Université Paris-Saclay remains in the global top 20

On 15 August 2021, Shanghai Jiao Tong University published its Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Université Paris-Saclay was ranked 13th globally and 1st in continental Europe, confirming the University’s position as a world-class research-intensive institution.

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The University of Paris-Saclay is ranked in the Top 50 of the world's best universities according to Shanghai Ranking in 11 disciplines. It is ranked 9th in physics (1st in Europe), 12th in agriculture, 22nd in clinical medicine, 29th in telecommunications engineering and statistics, 30th in biotechnology, 32nd in automation and control and 41st in mechanical engineering.

The University has also made good progress in certain disciplines, such as pharmaceutical sciences, which is ranked 30th in the world, and chemistry, which is ranked 49th.

  • 13th University in the world
  • 1st in Mathematics
  • 9th in Physics
  • 12th in Agriculture
  • 22th in Clinical medecine


Organised according to the European LMD scheme, the education offer is rich, interdisciplinary and backed by cutting-edge research. 

Innovative territory

The university is geographically close to R&D centres of major French industrial groups, SMEs (energy, health, technology, aeronautics...) and a very...


Paris-Saclay University is open to the world with over 400 international partnerships, member of the CEASER and European University Association...

Campus life

Culture, sports and associative life are very dense, many activities are organized on all the campuses.