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Key facts about Paris-Sud University


Nearly 30,000 students
5,700 are taking DUT, vocational degrees, IUP, MST, DESS, Master’s degrees and engineering courses
3,100 are enrolled in one of the 19 PhD schools
4,800 are foreign students from 125 different countries
3,200 are carrying out internships as part of continuous education programmes, or apprenticeships


1,800 teaching staff
1,300 engineers, technicians, administrative staff and maintenance staff (IATOS)
1,200 research scientists and 900 technical and administrative staff (ITA) from national research organisations: CNRS, INSERM, INRA, CEA


An annual consolidated budget of 366 million euros
132 million euros for research
128 million euros for training and education


Shanghai ranking in 2015 :  10th (Mathematics), 23rd (Physics), 42nd (material sciences), 96th (environmental sciences), 99th (engineering), 23rd in scientific universities ranking.
Shanghai ranking in 2016 : 46th worldwide


Major socio-economic partnerships include:
Ile-de-France Regional Council
Essonne General Council
Val-de-Marne General Council
Haut-de-Seine General Council
and the 13 municipalities over which the university extends: Orsay, Gif-sur-Yvette, Bures-sur-Yvette, Les Ulis, Châtenay-Malabry, Sceaux, Antony, Cachan, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Le Plessis-Robinson, Villejuif, Clamart and Gentilly.

Support from the French authorities allows Paris-Sud University:

- to develop innovative research projects such as
MINERVE for nanotechnologies
POLA for lasers
PCRI for computer science research
The Biostructure Centre in the Soleil synchrotron environment
Pharmatechnopole for medicines

- and to strengthen our close links with industry via the development support provided by the Industrial and Commercial Activities Department (SAIC) of Paris-Sud University a true interface between laboratories and industry.