PSL Research University

PSL Research University was born as a result of the strategic alliance between twenty-one prestigious French institutions sharing common values and practices, based on scientific excellence and on the outstanding potential of their students. PSL member institutions are united in a common desire to create a unique Research University in order to enhance their profile and so compete with the greatest universities across the world.

Labeled as an “Excellence Initiative1”, PSL is the institutional response to a shared ambition: to encourage innovation and creativity, to attract the most outstanding researchers, professors and students, to equip students to take on the major challenges of the future, and to make research a genuine factor of economic growth.


PSL founding members : Chimie ParisTech, Collège de France, École normale supérieure, ESPCI ParisTech, Institut Curie, MINES ParisTech, Observatoire de Paris, Université Paris-Dauphine, Association Art et Recherche, CNRS, INSERM.

PSL associate members : Conservatoire national supérieur d’Art dramatique, Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Fondation Pierre-Gilles de Gennes pour la recherche, IBPC-Fondation Edmond de Rothschild, Institut Louis Bachelier, La fémis, lycée Henri IV, INRIA.

For more information please visit: http://www.univ-psl.fr/default/EN/all/psl_en/

Download PSL brochure.

Learn more about teaching at PSL :

Download PSL's pluridisciplinary Undergraduate cycle brochure (in french) 

Download SACRE (Doctorate Sciences, Arts, Design and Research)

Download PSL-ITI (Institute of technology and innovation, a new doctorate)