Université Paris-Saclay 2020 :
a new model to bring a French university into the world’s top 20

Sylvie Retailleau elected President of Université Paris-Saclay
On December 19, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Université Paris-Saclay Community of Universities and Institutions (ComUE) elected Mrs. Sylvie Retailleau as its new President, with 19 votes in…
Construction of Université Paris-Saclay
When she was interviewed by Jean-Philippe Denis on Xerfi Canal, Sylvie Retailleau – the Université Paris-Saclay President – discussed goals and key priorities in the creation of Université Paris-Saclay, from…
French President’s announcement of the creation of a…
The French President’s, Mr Emmanuel Macron, came on the Paris-Saclay plateau on October 25, 2017. After the official opening of the Institute of Mathematics of Orsay in his presence, he…
Université Paris-Saclay: a new model to meet the…
Université Paris-Saclay ComUE (Communauté d’universités et d’établissements) will develop into a fully-fledged university that retains the Université Paris-Saclay brand name. The university will be research-intensive and is intended to rank…


Education trajectory

Four main objectives for the education trajectory: transmit knowledge through research-led teaching and build educational models that meet the aspirations of a diverse student body, with due concern for economic development and innovation improve the coherence of the courses offered to students and ensure graduate employability, at all levels of study structure an innovative, inclusive […]

Research trajectory

From fundamental research to innovation and technology transfer, our research potential is exceptional, with a contribution from national research organizations unparalleled elsewhere in France. Researchers employed by NROs constitute more than 55 percent of the project’s total researchers and research faculty. Université Paris-Saclay’s scientific impact, measured in number of publications among the 10 percent most […]

Innovation and Technology Transfer Trajectory

The promotion of innovation and technology transfer are central to the missions of Université Paris-Saclay. The university encourages the partnerships between its parties (Schools, IHES and Faculties) ?? and industry, business communities, public administrations, media and civil society organizations. Dialogue between Science and Society The University promotes debate and science outreach, as evidenced by Diagonale […]

International Trajectory

The internationalization of Université Paris-Saclay is central to its ambition and goes through all areas of teaching, research and innovation. As such, Université Paris-Saclay: develops the international appeal of Université Paris-Saclay’s teaching and research, in particular by leveraging international scholarship programs and calls for proposals, developing international teaching programs and joint PhD supervision supports academic […]

Institutional Trajectory

The model: next step in January 2020 At the core of the university Université Paris-Saclay will be established by January 1, 2020 as a EPSCP under derogatory regime (établissement public à caractère scientifique, culturel et professionnel or Scientific, Cultural and Professional Public Establishment), an original form of institutional integration built from: the academic units of […]

Questions frequently asked

They are part of the project

Benjamin Vest
Postdoctoral Student - Institut d’Optique graduate school
At the regional final of MT180 in 2014, flying Université…
Every year, Université Paris-Saclay’s team go in each institution of…
Gérald Peyroche
Vice-president in Education at ENS Paris-Saclay & Responsible of the School BMP
I am fully engaged in the collective action of creating…
Etienne Dages-Desgranges
Head of communication at Université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ)
I have seen the evolution of Université Paris-Saclay in recent…
Stephanie Hessing
Executive Director - Pascal Institute
Two years ago, I came from Yale to start the…
The institutions of Université Paris-Saclay decided to celebrate the first…
Isabelle Demachy
Vice President - Paris-Sud University
We are building an exciting project together. The pace is…
Rachel Meallet-Renault
Head of the Chemistry Master’s degree “mention” of Université Paris-Saclay, Paris-Sud University
I have been involved in this project for several years,…
Université Paris-Saclay organizes graduation ceremonies for every student graduated in…



Founding institutions

Agrosparistech Centrale Supélec Centre national de la recherche scientifique Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Ecole normale supérieure Paris-Saclay institut national de recherche dédié au numérique Institut d'optique Graduate School (IOGS) Institut des hautes études scientifiques (IHES) Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA) Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm) Office national d'études et de recherches aérospatiales (Onera) Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) Université d’Évry-Val-d’Essonne (UEVE) Université Paris-Sud (UPSud)