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Key facts about Paris-Sud University


Nearly 31,900 students
2,700 are enrolled in one of the 20 PhD schools
5,000 international students from 144 countries


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 450 million euros


Shanghai ranking in 2017 :  5 (Mathematics), 12 (Physics)

Shanghai ranking in 2017 : 41 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