Université Paris-Saclay: an original university model
The Paris-Saclay University brings together 19 independent autonomous higher education and research establishments and research organizations, the member institutions, which retain their identity and their means and agree to coordinate their actions and to pool certain means within the framework of a shared project defined and implemented jointly. The whole is under common governance. In the south-south-west sector of the Île-de-France region, the Paris-Saclay University organizes the territorial coordination of higher education and research institutions and research organizations that request it, training and research and transfer strategy in the form of the Paris-Saclay territorial grouping comprising the member institutions of the Paris-Saclay University and the associated institutions.
Inria, the french national institute dedicated to computer science and applied mathematics, promotes "scientific excellence at the service of technology transfer and society".
Inria, the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics, promotes “scientific excellence for technology transfer and society”. Graduates from the world’s top universities, Inria's 2,700 employees rise to the challenges of digital sciences. Research at Inria is organised in “project teams” which bring together researchers with complementary skills to focus on specific scientific projects. With this open, agile model, Inria is able to explore original approaches with its partners in industry and academia and provide an efficient response to the multidisciplinary and application challenges of the digital transformation. The source of many innovations that add value and create jobs, Inria transfers expertise and research results to companies (startups, SMEs and major groups) in fields as diverse as healthcare, transport, energy, communications, security and privacy protection, smart cities and the factory of the future.
A public institution of science, research and professional development, created in January 2015 as a result of the merger between Ecole Centrale Paris and Supélec.
Since 2009, our two Schools have progressively strengthened their partnerships and collaborations in all our activities (undergraduate, postgraduate and research), thus reinforcing shared values of excellence, innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship and international partnership. Today, CentraleSupélec consists of 4 campuses in France. It has 4,700 students, 3,500 of which are engineering students and 500 doctoral students, and includes 16 laboratories and research teams. CentraleSupélec has 30% international students and has opened campuses in China, India and Morocco. This merger has positioned CentraleSupélec as a reference in the field of engineering sciences and systems and a leading school in higher education and research, ranked among the best institutions in the world. CentraleSupélec is a founding member of the University of Paris-Saclay and chairs the Groupe des Ecoles Centrales.
A leader in research, development and innovation.
The CEA, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives), is active in four main areas: low-carbon energies, information technologies and health technologies, Large Research Instruments, defense and global security. In each of these domains, the CEA relies on a high-level fundamental research and ensures a role of support to the industry. Within the CEA Technological Research Division, the CEA LIST institute carries out research on intelligent digital systems. Its R&D programs, all with potentially major economic and social implications, focus on advanced manufacturing (robotics, virtual & augmented reality, non destructive testing, vision), embedded systems (computing architectures, software and systems engineering, security & safety), and ambient intelligence (sensors, instrumentation & metrology, communication & sensory interfaces, data processing & multimedia). By developing cutting-edge technological research with applications in the industrial markets of transports, defense and security, manufacturing, energy and health, the CEA LIST helps its partners to enhance their industrial competitiveness thanks to innovation and technology transfer (www-list.cea.fr)
Within CEA Fundamental Research Division, IRFU, Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe, carries out research in the fields of astrophysics, nuclear physics, and particle physics. With such a wide range of topics, the institute must, of course, set itself highly ambitious goals. To that end, it can draw on a number of specific assets: scientific and technical skills, pooled resources, integration within the CEA, organizational structure, management-by-projects culture and, of course, its own experience and background.
The National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS, is a public organizatino under the responsability of the French Ministry of Education and Research.
As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, the CNRS carries out research in al fields of knowledge, through its ten institutes: Institute of Biological Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy, Institute of Ecology and Environment, Institute for Engineering ans Systems Sciences, Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies, National Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics and the Institute of Physics.
École Polytechnique is the leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology.
Its various undegraduate and graduate-level programs – Bachelor’s degree, Ingénieur Polytechnicien, Master’s, Graduate Degree, PhD program and PhD– are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions. As a widely internationalized university, École Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 30% of students). École Polytechnique offers an exceptional education to prepare bright men and women to excel in high-level key positions and lead complex and innovative projects which meet the challenges of 21st century society, all while maintaining a keen sense of their civil and social responsibilities. With its 22 laboratories, 21 of which are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), École Polytechnique Research Center explores the frontiers of interdisciplinary knowledge to provide major contributions to science, technology, and society. École Polytechnique is a founding member of Université Paris-Saclay.
A founding member of of Université Paris-Saclay, ENSAE ParisTech is part of the Groupe des Écoles Nationales d'Économie et Statistique (GENES), a public institution of higher education and research attached to the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
The school provides graduate-level training for engineers and administrators of the French statistical system who specialize in economics, statistics, finance, actuarial sciences, quantitative sociology and Data Science. Research at ENSAE ParisTech is located at the Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST). The CREST is a CNRS Mixed Research Unit that brings together the scientific expertise of Ecole Polytechnique and GENES whose researchers combine statistical and economic theory, sociological analysis, innovative data and econometric methods to produce applied research that allows, for example, the evaluation of public policies or the analysis of large datasets.
Specializing in management education and research
HEC Paris offers a complete and unique range of educational programs for the leaders of tomorrow: Masters programs, Summer School, MBA, PhD, Executive MBA, TRIUM Global Executive MBA, open-enrolment and custom executive education programs.
Founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, HEC Paris is a founding member of the Université Paris-Saclay. It boasts a faculty of 108 research professors, more than 4,500 students and over 8,000 managers and executives in training each year.
HEC Paris was ranked second business school in Europe by the Financial Times’ overall business school ranking in December 2017.
IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN) is a major research and training player in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. From research to industry, technological innovation is central to all its activities.
As part of the public-interest mission with which it has been tasked by the public authorities, IFPEN focuses on:
- Providing solutions to take up the challenges facing society in terms of energy and the climate, promoting the transition towards sustainable mobility and the emergence of a more diversified energy mix;
- Creating wealth and jobs by supporting French and European economic activity, and the competitiveness of related industrial sectors.
Its programs are structured around 3 strategic priorities:
- Sustainable mobility: developing effective, environmentally-friendly solutions for the transport sector;
- New energies: producing fuels, chemical intermediates and energy from renewable sources;
- Responsible oil and gas: proposing technologies that meet the demand for energy and chemical products while improving energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impact.
An integral part of IFPEN, its graduate engineering school – IFP School – prepares future generations to take up these challenges.
Institut Mines-Télécom is a public institution dedicated to higher education, research and innovation in engineering and digital technologies.
The institution is under the authority of the Minister for Industry and Electronic Communication. Always attentive to the economic world, it combines strong academic legitimacy, close corporate relations and a unique focus on 3 key transformations of the 21st century in Digital Technologies, Energy and Ecology, Economy and Production. Its activities are conducted in ten Mines and Télécom graduate schools. The schools of Institut Mines-Télécom are listed amongst the leading Grandes Ecoles in France. Geared towards economic stakeholders, the activities of the institution involve research, innovation and education for engineers, managers, specialists and professors, and are acknowledged for their excellence at both national and international level. Institut Mines-Télécom is active within national research programming partnerships between Allistene, Aviesan and Athena. Furthermore, the quality and depth of its partnership research has been recognized with two Carnot Institute labels awarded since 2006, and renewed in 2016. Each year, approximately one hundred start-up companies are formed from the incubators of the schools. Three Institut Mines-Télécom engineering and management grandes ecoles are involved in I2Drive: Télécom ParisTech located in Paris (soon in Saclay) and Sophia Antipolis, Télécom Ecole de Management located in Évry, Télécom SudParis located in Évry and Palaiseau-Saclay.
INRA is the largest agricultural research institute in Europe, with 8,417 researchers, engineers, and technicians, and is the second largest producer of agricultural science publications.
INRA contributes to development of knowledge and innovation in the fields of food, agriculture, and the environment. INRA carries out its work across 13 scientific divisions through a research network that is unique in Europe, with more than 200 research units and 50 experimental units located in 17 research centers throughout France. Its aim is to contribute internationally to the development of healthy, high-quality food, competitive and sustainable agriculture, and a protected and valued environment.
The laboratory IBISC, is a multidisciplinary research center affiliated with the University of Evry and the Genopole.
The areas of expertise of IBISC involve all aspects of Information and Communication Science and Technologies (ICST) in computer science and control system. Research of the IBISC focuses on developing methods and tools to identify, model, simulate and validate life and artificial complex systems. Application fields include intelligent transportation systems, smart gird, computer networks, web service, personal assistance, personalized medicine and bioinformatics.
The IBISC is composed of 4 research teams:
- AROBAS: Algorithms, Operations Research, Bioinformatics and Statistical Learning.
- COSMO: Communication and Specification of Models.
- IRA2: Interaction, Augmented Reality, Ambient Robotics.
- SIMOB: Intelligent Systems, Modeling and Biology.
Université Paris-Sud, a research intensive university welcoming circa 31,000 students, involves 5 faculties (Natural Sciences; Pharmacy; Medicine; Economy, Management and Law; Sports and Movement science), 3 technology institutes and 1 engineering school.
It includes 1500 faculty members and 1300 staff members. Research is structured in 78 laboratories, with CNRS and INSERM as main partners. With around 6000 publications per year, 2 Nobel prizes in Physics and 4 Fields medals in its records, Paris-Sud is ranked 46th after the 2016 Shanghai ranking, with a very active international network in research and student exchange. A major beneficiary of the French Investment Plan, Paris-Sud hosts 13 Equipex, 19 Labex, 2 Institutes for the Energetic Transition, 2 Dpts for Hospital-Universitary research and 3 Hospital-Universitary Research programs.
The Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) is a public medium-size HEI created in 1991.
The university is home to 20.000 students and around 1.400 professors and lecturers, and has various campuses located in Versailles (15 kilometers away from Paris) and in other locations throughout the French department of Yvelines. It is a multidisciplinary university that offers courses at every level in different areas such as Science and Technology, Law, Social Sciences, Medicine, Human Sciences, Economics, and Management. UVSQ lives up to the expectations and needs of various types of audiences within the framework of initial education, apprenticeships, distance learning, continuing education, and vocational training. Being a proximity university, UVSQ hence provides students with support to professional orientation. In addition to teaching, research is one of the two main areas of focus at UVSQ and it develops innovative, fundamental and applied cutting-edge research. It is home to 32 research laboratories, and can rely on a network of national research organizations. Learn more.