About us



"The top-level research carried out at Paris-Sud University focuses on understanding the world, on our students' success, and on the needs of society. The large number of major awards we have received and the university's high international ranking are proof of the exceptional quality of our research. At the same time, Paris-Sud University is proud of its excellent graduate employment record, unequalled by any other French university".


As a research university with a wide disciplinary spectrum,

Paris-Sud is particularly recognized for the high level of its basic research, most notably in mathematics and physics. In Health Sciences, its research has had 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 in fields such as sport and human motricity, for example. All this research activity takes place in laboratories which are shared for the most part with major research organizations including CNRS, Inserm and CEA, whose involvement has considerably enhanced the international reputation enjoyed by our research facilities.

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

both in academic disciplines at Bachelor, Master’s, and PhD levels, and in technical training. Multidisciplinary curricula with teaching supported by cutting-edge research combine with innovative teaching to accommodate a wide variety of students from newcomers in their first year to those undertaking lifelong learning. Programmes focus on the needs of society and, even at doctoral level, on training students to enter the job market. The University's exceptional living and working environment provides students and young scientists with the best possible conditions for acquiring state-of-the-art knowledge and skills and enjoying student life.

As an institution with roots in the community,

Paris-Sud University cultivates close ties with industry and contributes to job creation through the knowledge generated by its researchers. The University also carries out various outreach activities. These can be scientific and technical, or artistic, or a combination of the two, in line with the "Science-Culture-Society" activities which are currently being developed. As well as the university community, comprising staff and students, our target audience includes schools and the general public.

Located in an exceptional scientific environment,

Paris-Sud University, together with all the other higher education and research partners in the area, is working to increase international visibility through the Paris-Saclay University project, in which it is a major player. At the same time, plans for an extensive building programme have provided Paris-Sud University with a unique opportunity to consolidate its position among the world's leading universities and to further enhance its appeal to the university's students, researchers, and technical and administrative staff. These are the people who deserve credit for the prestige and excellence of Paris-Sud University.


Jacques BITTOUN,

President of Paris-Sud University