Université PSL ranks #53 in THE Impact 2020


Leade in Francer of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Université PSL is #53 in the 2020 Times Higher Education Impact ranking. PSL and Aix-Marseille Université (ranked 20) are the only French universities in the best 100.

Classement THE Impact 2020

The Times Higher Education Impact, created in 2019, are global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For this second edition, Université PSL ranks #53.

Says Alain Fuchs, President of PSL: "This excellent performance rewards the strong commitment of all PSL communities to sustainable development. Nearly half of our laboratories work directly on one or more SDO-related topics. A major effort is also being made in terms of training, particularly at undergraduate level, whether through the introduction at Dauphine of a common core curriculum dedicated to global warming, or through the opening at the start of the 2020 academic year of our new multidisciplinary Bachelor's degree in Sustainablity Sciences: our students' expectations are very high in the field of sustainable development.

 Masters PSL : la recherche et la formation au service d'un monde durable

Times Higher Education asked the universities to  submit data on at least 4 SDG-- the #17 on "Partnerships for the goals" includes all universities. PSL chose six indicators and is among the 5 best for "Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure" and among the best 20 for Climate action and Life below water.

PSL in the 2020 THE impact ranking

PSL dans le classement THE Impact 2020

  • SDG 1: No poverty: ranked #31 among 372 institutions
  • SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, Infrastructure: #5 among 494 institutions
  • SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities: #101-200 among 470 institutions
  • SDG 13: Climate action: #19 among 376 institutions
  • SDG 14: Life below water: #19 among 242 institutions
  • SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals: #54 among 806 institutions


PSL in the international rankings


  • #4 in Young University Ranking (THE)
  • #53 in QS World University Ranking 2020
  • #45 in World University Ranking 2020


  • #53 in THE Impact

Further information: PSL in the international rankings