Publication of the decree creating the Paris-Saclay institution

The new Paris-Saclay University was created by a decree dated November 5, 2019. This decree also validates the future university’s statutes. It will come into effect on January 1, 2020 and will therefore replace Paris-Sud University.

The law published in the Official Gazette for establishing a fully-functional university in the form of a public scientific, cultural or professional establishment, includes provisions for the restructuring of Paris-Sud University which is being merged into Paris-Saclay University and the integration of four graduate schools – CentraleSupélec, ENS Paris-Saclay (formerly ENS Cachan), Institut d’optique Graduate School, AgroParisTech – which are retaining their legal entities, but losing their autonomy over Bachelors’/Masters’/Doctoral degrees.

By January 1, 2020, the bodies of Paris-Sud University, the Community of Universities and Institutions (ComUE) and the new Paris-Saclay University will co-exist: the Board of Directors (BoD) of the ComUE will become the provisional BoD of the pilot institution from November to December, and will be chaired by Françoise Moulin-Civil, who was appointed as provisional Director.

On January 1, Paris-Sud University and the Paris-Saclay ComUE will cease to exist. During January, the elected members of the Paris-Saclay University BoD will meet to complete the composition of the board with outside members. During February, the BoD will be fully made up and can proceed to elect the President of the new Paris-Saclay University.

Prof. Alain Sarfati, President of Paris-Sud University, sent a message today to all of its staff and students:

Today, we are starting the final chapter for Paris-Sud: the integration of our university campuses, the transformation of our core services within Paris-Saclay University and the foundation of the bodies that will govern it.
I would like to thank each and every one of you for all the hard work, not only on my own behalf as current President of Paris-Sud, but also on behalf of all the Presidents who have worked with you on this establishment, from Anita Bersellini to Sylvie Retailleau including Guy Couarraze and Jacques Bittoun.

The decree:

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