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A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

« Paris-Sud University is home to research of the highest level, geared towards the understanding of the world, student success, and society’s needs. The large number of major distinctions it received and its place in international rankings are proof of the exceptional quality of its research. But Paris-Sud University also takes pride in its top position among French Universities for the integration of its students into the workforce.»

 

As a research university with a wide disciplinary spectrum,

Paris-Sud is especially recognized for the high level of its basic research, most notably in mathematics and physics. In Health Sciences, its research has led to rich and fruitful results in therapeutic innovation in a large number of medical fields. Its Law, Economics and Management teams carry out highly original research in fields such as new technologies and innovation. Finally, a large number of interdisciplinary research projects are also being carried out, such as in sport and motricity science, for example. All this research activity takes place in laboratories shared for the most part by major research organizations (CNRS, Inserm, CEA, among others) their involvement having greatly contributed to their international reputation.

 

Paris-Sud University is renowned not only for its research but also for the extent and variety of its courses and programs,

both in academic disciplines at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD levels, and in technical training. Multidisciplinary curricula with teaching supported by cutting-edge research, an innovative pedagogy to accommodate a wide variety of students from their first year to lifelong learning and a labour market-oriented training, even at the doctorate level, are some of the features of a program offering geared towards the needs of society. Its exceptional living and working environment provides students and young scientists with optimal conditions for the acquisition of state-of-the-art knowledge and skills, all while enjoying a rich and rewarding student life.

As an institution with roots in the community,

Paris-Sud University cultivates close ties with industry, seeking to contribute to employment creation through the knowledge generated by its researchers. The University also conducts outreach activities of various kinds, scientific and technical, artistic, and others at the crossroads between the two, with a line of action "Science-Culture-Society" presently being developed. Besides the university community of staff and students, the targets of these activities are also school audiences and the general public.

Located in an exceptional scientific environment,

Paris-Sud University works together with all other higher education and research partners in the area to increase their international visibility through the Paris-Saclay University project, of which it is a major player. At the same time, its prospects for undertaking major building construction projects offers Paris-Sud University a unique opportunity to consolidate its position among the leading world universities, and to enhance even more its appeal to its students, researchers, and technical and administrative staff. It is they who, together, are to be credited for the excellence and prestige of Paris-Sud University.

 

Jacques BITTOUN,

President of Paris-Sud University