Université PSL’s ambition is to make an impact on current and future society, in part by using its research to propose solutions to issues facing the world today (economic and environmental challenges, major societal issues, the digital revolution, etc.) but also by training civic-minded, responsible artists, researchers, engineers, executives, and decision-makers in all the sectors encompassed by its broad disciplinary scope. Mindful of its social responsibility, both individual and collective, the PSL community believes knowledge is empowering. Its mission is to form minds as well as citizens.
Université PSL includes eleven schools: Collège de France, Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique, Dauphine, École nationale des chartes, École nationale supérieure de Chimie de Paris, École nationale supérieure des Mines de Paris, École normale supérieure, École Pratique des Hautes Études, ESPCI Paris, Institut Curie, Observatoire de Paris.
PSL receives support from three research institutions: CNRS, Inria, Inserm.
Located in the heart of Paris, PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres) combines excellence and diversity to inspire dialog among and between all areas of knowledge, innovation, and creativity in the Arts, Engineering, Sciences, Humanities and Social Science.
PSL's academic community makes the best of its 181 laboratories to design ambitious, formative, innovative and cross-disciplinary research programs.
PSL is selective and committed to equal opportunity, PSL Université chooses students globally for their talents to offer them research-based education and guarantees a low student to teacher ratio as well as a rich campus life and exciting career paths.
With 4,500 researchers and 17,000 students, PSL’s strengths are comparable to those of the world’s top universities. As a university of manageable size, PSL readily produces actionable results (some 200 research projects and 100 new education programs have been launched since 2011), provides the ideal environment for interdisciplinarity, and prioritizes high student-faculty ratios.
PSL from A to Z
Excellence and Equal Opportunity
PSL is a public university. Its schools all share the same values of excellence and equal opportunity. They respect diversity in all its forms.
They Made PSL What It Is
By coming to Université PSL, students and researchers follow in the footsteps of our most illustrious alumni and can likewise have an impact on society, whether in academia or in the private sector.
International in scope, PSL has cultivated framework agreements with the University of Cambridge, UCL, EPFL, Columbia, Berkeley, NYU, Technion, ANU, Beida, Shanghai Jiao Tong, National Taiwan University, Tsinghua University, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Scientific and Cultural Events
As a major scientific, cultural and artistic center, PSL hosts many debates, colloquia, lectures, exhibits, shows, and concerts throughout the year.
Disseminating Knowledge and Heritage
Université PSL is home to a wealth of treasures. The museums, collections and libraries within PSL’s institutions provide for the preservation of precious historical and often little-known artifacts and artworks, all available to PSL students, faculty and researchers. Thanks to its 95 libraries along with PSL Explore, its online document library, Université PSL can disseminate knowledge to the widest possible audience.