PSL University

ESPCI Paris - PSL is a component school of PSL University (Paris Sciences & Lettres).

Located in the heart of Paris, PSL inspires dialog among and between all areas of knowledge, innovation, and creativity. With 17,000 students and 2,900 researchers, it is a human-scale university. It is ranked in the top 50 among all universities globally, and in the top 5 among young universities less than 50 years old according to THE (Times Higher Education) and QS (Quacquarelli Symonds).

PSL includes nine Component Schools and two Associate Members and works closely with three research entities. It draws on the scientific strengths of all its schools to foster unprecedented opportunities for its communities in education, research, technology transfer, and industrial and academic partnerships both nationally and internationally.
With 28 Nobel laureates, 10 Fields medal winners, 3 Abel laureates, 50 César, and 79 Molière awardees, it represents circa 10% of French research and has received more than 150 ERC grants since its creation. Its academic community draws from the full potential of PSL’s 140 laboratories, to offer students and researchers a range of interdisciplinary graduate programs, in all scientific fields.

Chosen from around the world for their talent and carefully supervised, PSL students have access to a comprehensive research-based course offering. Whether they become researchers, entrepreneurs, managers or artists, PSL students learn to formulate answers and solutions that will have an impact on our society. PSL is a public university that promotes a diverse student body, welcoming students from every social status, gender, and geographical origin.
As a major hub of arts and culture, PSL hosts many debates, lectures, exhibits, shows, and concerts throughout the year. It forms strategic partnerships with the world’s top universities. A leader in innovation, PSL supports applications of its research by creating some 50 start-ups and filing nearly 70 patents annually. In 2017 it launched its own seed fund, the PSL Innovation Fund.


General ranking:

QS 2020 : 53rd place
THE 2019 : 41st place

Best Young University

 QS : 4th place
 THE : 4th place

Best University of the Millenium (THE).

PSL University:

More information on the PSL home page:

10 Rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris