The founding members
The University of Paris-Saclay offers a complete and varied range of Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs, the quality of which is internationally recognized thanks to the reputation of its research and the commitment of its teaching staff. Its components and component institutions further expand this offer with cutting-edge thematic training in science and engineering, life sciences and health, social sciences and humanities.
With 275 laboratories shared with the CEA, CNRS, IHES, INRAE, Inria, INSERM, and Onéra, Université Paris-Saclay represents 13% of France's research potential.
Inria is the French national institute for research in digital science and technology. Its DNA is based on world-class research and technological innovation. Its ambition is to develop and support scientific and entrepreneurial projects that create value for France within the European dynamic.
Considered a leading institution of higher learning in life and environmental sciences, AgroParisTech has two fundamental missions: to train engineers at the heart of a system that has been extended to other academic and professional courses and is organized into regional or thematic networks built with numerous partners, and to produce and disseminate knowledge (research and development) in partnership with the major research organizations and the main relevant professional technical centers
The French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) is a public research organization of a scientific, technical and industrial nature (EPIC).
A major player in research, development and innovation, the CEA is active in four areas: defense and security, low-carbon energy, technological research for industry and fundamental research. With its recognized expertise, the CEA is involved in setting up collaborative projects with numerous academic and industrial partners.
CentraleSupélec is a public institution of a scientific, cultural and professional nature (EPSCP) constituted as a Grand Établissement, under the joint supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Economy.
On January 1, 2015, CentraleSupélec officially came into being, definitively uniting École Centrale Paris and Supélec, two leading French engineering schools that have been steadily increasing their collaboration and joint achievements in their fields of activity since 2009: initial training, continuing education and research.
The Centre national de la recherche scientifique is one of the most important research institutions in the world. To meet the major challenges of the present and the future, its scientists explore life, matter, the universe and the functioning of human societies. Internationally recognized for the excellence of its scientific work, the CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development as well as for the general public.
École Polytechnique combines research, teaching and innovation at the highest scientific and technological level.
Through its range of training programs - bachelor's degree, polytechnic engineering cycle, master's degree, graduate programs, doctorate program, continuing education - the École polytechnique trains decision-makers with a strong multidisciplinary scientific culture by exposing them to both the world of research and the world of business. With its 23 laboratories, 22 of which are joint research units with the CNRS, the X research center works at the frontiers of knowledge on major interdisciplinary scientific, technological and societal issues. École Polytechnique is a founding member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.
The ENS Paris-Saclay, faithful to its tradition of excellence, provides a cultural and scientific education of the highest level. The solidity of the knowledge acquired and the richness of the experiences lived within the School open all possibilities to the Normaliens.
In September 2016, ENS Cachan changed its name to École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay. At the heart of the Université Paris-Saclay, ENS Paris-Saclay is the leading school for training in research and higher education.
Thanks to the scientific, technical and human skills it provides, ENSAE Paris trains men and women capable of making sense of data in order to evaluate, forecast and decide.
ENSAE Paris has a unique pedagogical project combining a high level of mastery in applied mathematics, statistics and economic analysis.
As a founding member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, ENSAE Paris brings its recognized excellence in data science, finance and economics to this new institution.
The École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées occupies a privileged place in the French educational system, being part of the small core of the most renowned schools in France.
It is part of the school's mission, and contributes dynamically, at both the fundamental and applied levels, to the school's educational project and to meeting the needs of companies.
Half of the research is carried out by the School's teacher-researchers and the other half by researchers from the CNRS, INSERM and the École Polytechnique working on the premises of ENSTA Paris.
ENSTA Paris is strongly involved in the development and influence of French higher education, whether at the international, national or local level. It is a founding member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.
Founded in 1881, HEC Paris was built around three core values: academic excellence, community spirit, and commitment to diversity. Thanks to these values, the school has become one of the best management schools in the world, as shown by the most demanding international rankings. By training the leaders, researchers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow, we aim to contribute to the construction of a responsible, dynamic and positive world for business and society.
IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) is a major player in research and training in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. From research to industry, technological innovation is at the heart of its action.
IFPEN operates in four main areas: sustainable mobility, renewable energies, responsible hydrocarbons, climate and environment.
The Institut Mines-Télécom is a public institution of higher education and research that brings together 8 grandes écoles, 2 subsidiaries and a network of strategic partners and affiliates. Its activities in the fields of engineering sciences and digital technology are focused on training engineers and managers, partnership research, innovation and support for economic development. Always attentive to the needs of the business world, the ITM combines strong academic and scientific legitimacy, proximity to companies and strategic positioning on the major transformations of the 21st century. It has received two Carnot awards for the quality of its research partnerships. Each year, the ITM trains more than 12,000 students, carries out nearly 70 million research contracts, and its incubators host some 100 start-ups.
The French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRA) is a major player in research and innovation, created on January 1, 2020 from the merger of INRA and Irstea.
The institute is one of the world's leading research organizations in agricultural and food sciences, plant and animal sciences, and ranks 11th worldwide in ecology-environment.
INRAE's ambition is to be a key player in the transitions required to meet the major global challenges.
Télécom Paris is one of the top 4 French general engineering schools. Recognized for its proximity to companies, this public school guarantees excellent employability in all sectors and appears as the first major school of digital engineering.
Its LTCI laboratory is presented by the HCERES as a flagship unit in the field of digital sciences with both a remarkable international influence and an exceptional volume of activities towards the socio-economic world and companies.
A founding member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and a school of the IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom), Télécom Paris is positioned as the digital innovation college of the Saclay plateau.
Télécom SudParis is a leading public engineering school recognized at the highest level of digital science and technology.
The quality of its training is based on the scientific excellence of its faculty and a pedagogy that emphasizes team projects, disruptive innovation and entrepreneurship. Télécom SudParis has 1,000 students, including 700 engineering students and around 150 PhD students.
Télécom SudParis is part of the Institut Mines-Télécom, France's leading engineering school group, and shares its campus with Institut Mines-Télécom Business School. Télécom SudParis is a co-founder of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris), a science and technology institute with a worldwide vocation, along with the Ecole Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE and Télécom Paris.
The University of Evry, with its nearly 12,000 students, is part of the dynamics of the Paris-Saclay University, which groups together 15% of the research in France. The University of Evry stands out in particular for its cutting-edge research in exact sciences such as genomics and post-genomics, applied mathematics, computer science, Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies (ICST) as well as Sciences and Technologies for space, robotics or autonomous air and land vehicles.
Spread over 5 campuses with 20,000 students in initial and continuing education, the UVSQ offers more than 200 degree courses, from DUT to PhD, in a wide range of disciplines: basic sciences, literature and languages, law, political science, humanities, health, economics, management, engineering sciences, technology.
Ranked 8th in the French THE ranking and 20th in the Shanghai ranking in 2018, the UVSQ puts pedagogical innovation, professionalization and internationalization of its programs at the heart of its strategy.