Université PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres)’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 - PSL, Dauphine, École nationale des chartes - PSL, École nationale supérieure de Chimie de Paris - PSL, École nationale supérieure des Mines de Paris - PSL, École normale supérieure - PSL, École Pratique des Hautes Études - PSL, ESPCI Paris - PSL, Institut Curie, Observatoire de Paris - PSL.
Located in the heart of Paris, PSL inspires dialog among and between all areas of knowledge, innovation, and creativity in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and the Arts. Selective and committed to equal opportunity, it draws directly from current research to train researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and managers who are aware of their social responsibility, both individual and collective.
With 2,900 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.
- 28 Nobel prizes
- 10 Fields medals
- 3 Abel prizes
- 48 CNRS gold medals
- 50 César
- 79 Molière