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Paris-Saclay University


Various reports have identified priority actions to be conducted in order to improve the Saclay scientific and technological cluster, such as the 2004 report entitled "Pour un écosystème de la croissance" by Christian Blanc, member of parliament at the time. Twice, in June 2007 and then again in January 2008, the French governement confirmed the project as one of its priorities.


High Academic Standing: 9,000 Master’s students, 48 mutualized Master’s programs and 350 Master’s tracks coordinated within 8 thematic Schools; 5,500 PhD students in 20 Doctoral schools

Interdisciplinarity is one of Université Paris-Saclay’s key priorities. It offers future researchers and executives education at the very highest level, both conceptual and practical, with a special emphasis on doctoral training and research focused Masters for students with very varied backgrounds. At Master’s and Doctorate level, bridges between “grande école” and university education are another key strength of the University’s strategy. 


The scientific research strategy is part of an array of key areas ranging from fundamental research to applied sciences and industrial issues. This very comprehensive approach is complemented by cross-cutting initiatives on socio-economic issues and the development of shared platforms.

Research at Université Paris-Saclay is thus structured in 10 thematic departments whose primary mission is to contribute to the development of a strategic vision shared by all members in their area of ​​expertise and to coordinate its implementation.

Several key initiatives selected in 2013 and 2014, together with strategic science and equipment projects and interdisciplinary PhDs.


Over the years, the Université Paris-Saclay founding members have contributed significantly to the education of large number of national and international personalities in the fields of science (2 Nobel Prizes, 6 Fields Medals, 138 ERC laureates …), politics, economics, …

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University Ranking

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Student services

Information needed before coming to France, such as visa applications, accomodation, bank account, health and social security cover, can be found on the University website. 

Housing services

You are looking for an accommodation on the campus of the Université Paris-Saclay? Here is what you need to know.

If you are a student, you can contact :

  • The CROUSS of Versailles. They are managing the 6 students' residences of the campus.
  • Héberjeunes provides housing services for students. It is located on the Paris-Sud university campus. .

If you are a researcher, you can contact :

  • Science Accueil, helps foreign scientists, doctorate students and interns find accommodation. Science Accueil housing services offer more than 3,000 accommodations around Saclay.

 Please notice that some schools have their own accomodation program. That's the case for HEC, l'Ecole polytechnique and ENSTA ParisTech. 

Library services

There is a library at each of the institutions members of the university.

Campus life

Between Paris and Versailles, Université Paris-Saclay is located in one of the largest economic and private research areas in Europe. It therefore operates in an environment conducive to producing innovation and to the development of industrial activity. Université Paris-Saclay is also a space open to all, nextdoor to a natural, cultural and historical remarkable site:  the national park of High Valley of Chevreuse which remains  a rural area among the most beautiful but also the most coveted of Ile-de-France. The landscapes are marked since the Middle Ages by the presence of lords and influential princes that signify their power by their great iconic areas and abbeys.

Sports facilities

A large number of attractive sports facilities are at your disposal on each university campus: a university swimming pool, a horse-riding centre, 2 professional dance studios, tennis courts, a 300m2 dojo, 2 gyms with the latest weightlifting equipment, many sports halls, and outdoor sports grounds.

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  • 210 innovative projects received
  • 125 projects supported for a total budget of €8m
  • 120 new start-up supported since 2014
  • 28 innovative facilities for prototyping
  • 5 Clusters: Security Space Defence, Energy, Mobility, ICT, Health

Training and support of students and young graduates with an entrepreneurial project is supported by the Innovation division within which the PEIPS network operates.

Start In Saclay, an association that brings together students and young graduate entrepreneurs in a community of entrepreneurs around dedicated events.

Created within the French “Investments for the future” program, the SATT Paris-Saclay, a type of major TTO, works closely with the Innovation division.

Université Paris-Saclay provides a master's level education program backed by research of the highest international level, benefiting from the pooling together of the resources and attractiveness of partners, and targeting a diverse student population, willing to reach the highest degree of knowledge to help them access the jobs of the future.

Bures-sur-Yvette, Île-de-France, France

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