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UVSQ in Université Paris-Saclay

UVSQ is a founding member of Université Paris-Saclay along with 17 other prestigious French institutions such as HEC, Polytechnique, Centrale Supelec, CNRS and CEA.

To meet the challenge of global competition in education, research and innovation, these institutions have decided to pool their world-class teaching and research capabilities.

The project is original in that it combines the best of the three strands of French higher education and research: universities, research organizations and grandes écoles.

Affiliated under common governance, the institutions retain their identity and resources while coordinating their activities in a shared vision of research, teaching and innovation.

The 18 founding members:

Two universities:
  • UVSQ
  • Université Paris-Sud

Seven research organizations:
  • CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research)
  • CEA (Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission)
  • IHES (Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies)
  • Inra (National Institute of Agricultural Research)
  • Inria (Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation)
  • Onera (National Aerospace Research Center)
  • Inserm (French Institute of Health and Medical Research)

Nine grandes écoles (prestigious higher education institutes):
  • AgroParisTech
  • CentraleSupelec
  • HEC
  • École polytechnique
  • ENS Paris-Saclay
  • Ensta ParisTech
  • Genes
  • Institute Mines-Télécom
  • IOGS (Institute d'optique Graduate School)

One associated university:
  • Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne