In the 1950′s under the impulse of the physicists Frédéric and Irène Joliot – Curie some of the expanding inner-Paris particle and nuclear physics laboratories were transferred to Orsay. Soon after the University of Orsay became an independent higher education institution. Since then many institutes and laboratories, as well as academic schools have moved to this area, that is why now the university is considered as one of the largest campus in France, a French silicon – valley.
About 30,000 students are currently enrolled.
Paris-Sud is ranked 40th in the 2011 edition of the Academic ranking of world University, 2 ranks higher than it had in 2009. It is the first French University in this ranking.
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26 rue du Faubourg St. Jacques
T. +33 (0)1 40 51 76 96
F. +33 (0)1 44 07 18 10