18 research participants (two universities, seven research centers, nine major engineering and business schools) decided to join forces within the Paris-Saclay Campus Foundation to create Université Paris-Saclay. To meet the challenges of global competition in terms of education, research and innovation, these institutions decided to work together on a common project in 2014, by pooling courses and research of the highest national and international standards: Université Paris-Saclay.
Université Paris-Saclay offers a wide range of courses, from bachelor’s degree to doctorate, all of a high international level, within the fields of natural, human and social sciences. Each student is able to flexibly organize their courses, being a key player in their own education.
Université Paris-Saclay’s institutions are currently implementing a campus-wide coordinated research strategy, focusing on fundamental science as well as socioeconomic issues, to reach the very best international level.
Within the campus, several scientific fields have been, or will be, the focus of geographic clustering of research teams, particularly in the subjects of: agriculture and alimentation, health, climate, nanosciences, cell biology, neurology, laser physics, high-performance computing, science and technology.
Located on the Paris-Saclay site, at the heart of the most influential private financial and research areas in Europe, Université Paris-Saclay is a significant driving force in the development of industry, particularly in hi-tech and technology fields. Several large international companies have already located their research, development and education centres on the Paris-Saclay site (including Danone, Air Liquide, Thales and EDF) or in the Paris-Saclay business area (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Dassault Systèmes, Ipsen, General Electric). They are already developing the products of the future. More companies are expected to join, following a promotional program conducted in coordination with local authorities, and focusing on start-ups and SMBs.