Paris-Sud University - Paris 11
Paris-Sud University - Paris 11

Continente: Europe

Country: France

Address: Siège et Présidence Bât. 300, 91405 Orsay, France

Web Site: www.u-psud.fr



About Paris-Sud University - Paris 11:

France has given the world some of its top universities, including Paris-Sud University, which is particularly renowned for excellence in maths and science. While the university’s legacy stretches back hundreds of years, its current incarnation as Paris-Sud University only took place in 1971. It was originally part of the historic University of Paris. The south of Paris became a centre of scientific research following World War Two, as large facilities on the outskirts of the city were needed to accommodate equipment for physics and chemistry experiments. When the ancient University of Paris split into 13 autonomous parts, Paris-Sud became its own university, and its wealth of state of the art equipment naturally led to its specialism in the sciences. Now, Paris-Sud graduates benefit from one of the top employment rates for any French university. Some of France’s top laboratories are part of the university. They include specialist research facilities in the fields of particle physics, nuclear physics, electronics and nanoscience. Paris-Sud University has the largest campus in France. More than 40 different sports are accommodated at the campus facilities. It’s also one of the only universities in the world to have its own horse riding centre. International students are encouraged to make friends through the universities two schemes: Tandem, which buddies up international and French students, and Friends of the Campus, which enables meetings with locals from Orsay. Orsay itself is a tranquil and historic town on the banks of the Yvette River. The many attractions of central Paris are just 40 minutes away by train.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 117 104 88 80 73 79 78 76 83 81 85 83

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 180 130 136 119 - 136 139 173 169 158 187
Engineering - 80 123 136 120 143 148 165 167 197 187 204
Life Sciences - 158 112 84 86 96 98 90 93 91 101 107
Clinical Medicine - 196 176 177 151 157 158 137 122 121 110 112
Natural Sciences - 35 37 36 34 31 29 26 36 40 40 36
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 199 - - 263 - - 301-350 351-400
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 259 268 235 252 298 278 - 289 301-350
Chemistry - - - 82 81 86 91 88 106 112 121 129
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 301-350
Computer Science - - - 139 125 169 168 195 185 193 205 250
Electrical Engineering - - - 138 106 132 127 128 159 146 153 152
Environment / Ecology - - - - 210 255 237 206 212 226 216 237
Geosciences - - - 200 179 240 243 230 244 274 268 272
Materials Science - - - 110 129 129 117 125 117 133 145 147
Mathematics - - - 16 17 27 27 29 43 33 27 37
Mechanical Engineering - - - 76 90 147 155 227 207 288 282 351-400
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 43 41 27 44 42 54 59
Physics - - - 15 18 11 10 11 11 13 15 15
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 63 81 72 81 100 101 73 78