Paris-Sud University is a place dedicated to high-level research, focused on understanding the world, backing student success and responding to the needs of society. Its high level of research is evidenced by numerous awards and its position in international rankings. But Paris-Sud University can also be proud of its leading position among French universities, in terms of integration of students and doctoral students.
With ongoing intensive research in a wide range of fields, our university is particularly famous for its very high level in basic research, especially in Mathematics and Physics, areas in which it has made significant contributions to understanding the world and the universe, while hosting numerous research programs in Computer Science, Chemistry and Biology. Our research in Health Sciences have translated into many innovative and successful therapies in a number of medical fields. Our teams in Law, Economics and Management are conducting highly original research in areas such as new technologies or innovation. Finally, cross-sectional research is carried out throughout all disciplines, for example, in Sports Sciences and Motor Control. All of our research is conducted in laboratories shared by many world-class research organizations (CNRS, INSERM, CEA, INRIA, INRA) whose involvement has contributed to their international outreach.
Paris-Sud University not only built its prestige on the quality of its research, it also boasts an extensive choice of academic disciplines at Bachelor, Master and Doctorate level, but also in technological training. Our academic training is open to the outside society and features: cutting-edge research in all fields, multidisciplinarity, innovative pedagogy adapted to different audiences, basic or life-long training, professionalisation of the different curricula, including at doctoral level. The outstanding environment and quality campus life offer both students and young researchers the best possible conditions for acquiring knowledge and skills at the highest level.
Paris-Sud University is firmly grounded in society. By fostering industrial collaboration, it strives to translate the discoveries of its researchers into valued sources of innovation and new jobs, but also to promote the employability of its students. It also develops many activities to disseminate scientific and technical culture, artistic culture and actions at the crossroads of both worlds, with a special focus on the development of the triad “Science-Culture-Society”. All of these actions address the community – both staff and students – but also the general public and school audiences.
Set in an exceptional scientific environment, the Paris-Sud University works with all higher education and research partners in the region to further increase the international visibility of all actors within the framework of the Université Paris-Saclay project, of which it is a major player. Meanwhile, with the prospects offered by the development of its real estate properties, Paris-Sud University holds a unique situation in which it can strengthen its position among the world’s leading universities and further increase its attractiveness for students, faculty and faculty researchers, researchers, technical and administrative staff, all of which contribute to successfully fulfilling the university’s missions and ensuring its prestige.
Paris-Sud University is made up of five Training and Research Units, still referred to as "faculties", three IUTs (University Institutes of Technology), and one School of Engineering, all located to the south of Paris. The University's head office is in Orsay, in Essonne.
Jean Monnet Faculty provides education and training in law, economics and management to over 6,000 students on 2 sites, Sceaux - Fontenay-aux-Roses and Orsay.
Courses are career-oriented with an emphasis on law and applied management. Some of these have been designed to meet the needs of other faculties, schools and institutes (health science, environment and sport).
Research focuses on contract law, new technology law, public law, canon law, innovation and network economics and organization management.
The Institute of Judicial Studies trains students for admission to the Versailles bar and the National School of Magistrates (ENM).
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5,000 students are trained at the Paris-Sud Faculty of Medicine on various sites: the Bicêtre, Paul Brousse and Antoine Béclère Hospitals, the Gustave-Roussy Institute and the Marie Lannelongue Surgery Centre.
As well as degrees in medicine, the Faculty offers six Master's degrees and courses at three Doctoral Schools, a Public Health School, a Department of Ethics, and a Department of Nursing Education.
Research is divided into clinical research, conducted in hospitals; basic research, carried out in laboratories; and translational research, as a bridge between the two.
The five areas within the Biology-Health Science concentration are: Cancer, Biotherapy/ Immunotherapy/Transplantation, Physiopathology/ Therapeutic Targets, Public Health/Epidemiology and Medical Imaging.
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The Faculty of Pharmacy campus, which covers 90,000 m2, is in Châtenay-Malabry. It is home to nearly 3,500 students, of whom 450 are following the common first year of studies for health science. Graduates can expect to find employment in pharmacies, dispensaries, industry, biology and hospitals.
The primary research focus is on therapeutic innovation, carried out by teams and laboratories recognised for their excellence by major research organizations like CNRS and Inserm, and the Ministry of Research.
Paris-Sud Faculty of Pharmacy is one of the largest academic pharmacy research centres in France.
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There are over 10,200 students at the Faculty of Science in Orsay, in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and sciences of the Universe.
The Faculty comprises 42 research laboratories, most of them in association with CNRS, Inserm, Inra, Inria and the Curie Institute.
In recent years the excellence of its research in mathematics has been rewarded by two Fields Medals, awarded to Wendelin Werner in 2006 and Ngô Bào Châu in 2010; and research in physics has been recognized by the Nobel Prize, awarded to Albert Fert in 2007.
The Faculty of Science is located at the heart of the Orsay campus, an exceptional site which includes a botanical garden.
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With close to 1,200 students, the Faculty of Sports Sciences (STAPS) offers a number of career-oriented courses for students who already have a degree, as well as vocational degrees and vocational Master's degrees.
Research focuses on the psychological, physiological and sociological processes behind human motricity which play a part in improving performance in sport.
It is the only Faculty in France to have a Doctoral School for "Science of Sport and Human Motricity".
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Cachan IUT has over 1,000 students, apprentices, and further education trainees in Electrical Engineering, Industrial Computing, Mechanical Engineering and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing.
Graduates are trained to enter the job market as skilled technicians or engineers in the fields of aeronautics, transportation, renewable energy, technical building management, domotics, telecommunications, biomedical instrumentation, biomechanics, production, maintenance, logistics, robotics and the industrial products trade.
Students are supported by a highly qualified teaching faculty and by industry professionals.
The IUT is equipped with three state-of-the-art technology platforms.
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The Sceaux IUT trains over 1,650 students in business and administration management, management, and trade and sales engineering. Its reputation for excellence is enhanced by the close contacts it maintains with industry and business. Its employment-focused curriculum is taught by academic faculty in economics and management and by experts from the business world.
A Further Education Centre offers training for various degrees and diplomas.
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The Orsay IUT is a leading training institution in chemistry, computer science, and applied physics and measures.
Equipped with the most advanced technology platforms, it is home to 1,200 undergraduates, apprentices and further education students. The IUT has been providing study/ work internships for 40 years, thanks to its close ties with industry.
Research is conducted at three laboratories: the Laboratory of Molecular Analysis Instruments and Techniques (LETIAM); Analysis of Economic Change, Information Technology, and Companies (AMETIS); and the Laboratory of Interfaces and Separation Processes (INTERSEP).
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Every year over 850 students enrol at the School of Engineering at Paris-Sud University. One of the distinctive characteristics of Polytech engineers is that throughout their training they are in close contact with the world of research, thus gaining cutting-edge knowledge in high technology fields (electronics and embedded systems, electrical engineering, computer engineering, materials engineering and phototonics), together with the communication, language, and management skills every engineer needs.
In addition to the conventional curriculum, where students start their studies after completing an initial two-year course, Paris-Sud Polytech also offers the chance to obtain a degree by combining academic study and internships, or through an apprenticeship, or alternatively via further education programmes.
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