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Paris-Sud University

Paris-Sud University is among the largest universities in France and is included among the most prestigious universities in France. It was established in 1971. The campus is distributed among many locations in the southern suburbs of Paris and covers about 236 hectares. The main campus is located in Orsay. Due to its location, the university benefits from a strategic and socio-economic position which also enhances international visibility. The university shares its affiliations with the University of Paris-Saclay since 2020.

About 30,000 students are enrolled here including 18,000 graduates and about 9,000 postgraduates. The number of academic and administrative staff is 2,461 and 1,670, respectively. The university hosts a number of laboratories most of which are among the top French laboratories. These focus on topics such as biology, chemistry, particle physics, atomic and molecular physics, theoretical physics, electronics, nanoscience, and nanotechnology.

The university has about 104 research units. It has established partnerships with many surrounding technology centers and Grandes Ecoles. It has affiliations with the University of Paris-Saclay and LERU. It has been ranked 1st in France, 9th in Europe and 37th worldwide by ARWU. The notable alumni include 5 field medalists and 2 Nobel laureates such as Albert Fert and Pierre-Gilles de Gennes.



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