Universités en Ile de France

Université de Paris-Sud (U-PSUD)

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University Information

Location: Orsay, France
Founded: 1971
Students: 30 000
Campus Type: Suburban
Institution Type: Public University 
Website: www.u-psud.fr

About the University

Paris-Sud University is a place dedicated to high-level research, focused on understanding the world, backing student success and responding to the needs of society. Its high level of research is evidenced by numerous awards and its position in international rankings. But Paris-Sud University can also be proud of its leading position among French universities, in terms of integration of students and doctoral students.

With ongoing intensive research in a wide range of fields, our university is particularly famous for its very high level in basic research, especially in Mathematics and Physics, areas in which it has made significant contributions to understanding the world and the universe, while hosting numerous  research programs in Computer Science, Chemistry and Biology. Our research in Health Sciences have translated into many innovative and successful   therapies in a number of medical fields. Our teams in Law, Economics and Management are conducting highly original research in areas such as new   technologies or innovation. Finally, cross-sectional research is carried out throughout all disciplines, for example, in Sports Sciences and Motor Control. All  of our research is conducted in laboratories shared by many world-class research organizations (CNRS, INSERM, CEA, INRIA, INRA) whose involvement has contributed to their international outreach.

-Excerpt from the Université de Paris Sud's website

Getting There

UPSUD is located to the southwest of Paris in Orsay. The university is conveniently located on public transportation lines:

  • RER B: Station Orsay-Ville

Français Langue Etrangère

UPSUD offers courses in French as a foreign language through the DU FLE department specifically for exchange students hoping to improve their French.