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Research excellence

UVSQ is a founding member of the world-class academic research cluster Université de Paris-Saclay which, with its 18 professional research organizations (CNRS, CEA, Polytechnique, etc.), represents 10 percent of French public research.

UVSQ’s standing as a research university is assured by its centers of scientific excellence, and it is locally and internationally recognized as a source of expertise and resources. Heritage, materials, climate, the environment, space science, public health, epidemiology, and disability are all fields in which UVSQ has become a major player, both within research networks and beyond.

Doctoral schools
UVSQ’s research laboratories are grouped into doctoral schools for the teaching and research supervision of PhD students.

UVSQ has strong links with the Justice department and university hospitals, prestigious French research organizations such as CNRS, CEA, INSERM and Institut Pasteur, and with other French universities through its Joint Research Units (UMR).

Eight research focus areas

Climate, environment and sustainable development
Culture and heritage
Inflammation, infection, cancer and environment
Public health: epidemiology, aging and cohort studies
Institutions, organizations and public policy
Innovative materials: from concepts to applications
Modeling and simulation of complex systems

Last update of this page : April 13, 2016

Key figures

- 720 faculty
- 500 technical and administrative staff
- 700 PhD students
- 11 Paris-Saclay doctoral schools
- 2 regional doctoral schools and one Franco-German doctoral college (Myograd)
- 1 Vision Institute
1 simulation laboratory

38 research centers and units:
- 17 UVSQ-specific research teams
- 13 joint research units with major research organizations
- 2 joint service units
- 4 research federations
- 1 center for clinical investigation and technological innovation
- 1 astronomical observatory

€ 23 million of appropriations for collaborative research contracts