Paris-Sud University

A MAJOR PLAYER IN HIGHER-EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Paris-Sud University is a prestigious and multidisciplinary university with a central science and health science feature. We enjoy outstanding international reputation thanks to the exceptional quality of our research, the appeal of our programs, our fulfilling student life, our multiple partnerships, and the knowledge and skills of our staff. Paris-Sud University counts nine schools among which a School of Science, three Institutes of Technology, and a School of Engineering.

 

THE EXCELLENCE OF PARIS-SUD RESEARCH: AN INVALUABLE ASSET

In 2011, we came out first amongst French universities in the Shanghai ranking. In 40 years, we have earned many prestigious awards and honors, including two Nobel Prizes in Physics and four Fields Medals.
We maintain close relationship with high-level research organizations to provide our students with state-of-the-art knowledge, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary programs, innovative pedagogy making full use of the latest technology, and career-oriented training at Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD levels.

 

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Paris-Sud has a long established tradition of international exposure and connections with foreign universities and research centers, through its laboratories, research teams and faculty.

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NUCLEAR ENERGY

The MS in Nuclear energy is a 2-year program open to both French and international students. Set up in 2009, the Master in Nuclear Energy gathers 8 institutions – Paris-Sud University, Ecole Polytechnique, Chimie ParisTech, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech, Mines ParisTech, Centrale Supélec, and CEA/INSTN – and was founded with active support from EDF. Delivered by Paris-Saclay University, the degree is one of the national and international reference training programs in the field of nuclear energy. 5 Majors are offered in second year, which cover all nuclear engineering professions: reactor physics, design of nuclear facilities, fuel cycle, operation, dismantling and waste management. All programs are taught in English by professors from our founding members, researchers from CEA and CNRS, and speakers from our industrial partners such as Andra, EDF, Framatome and Orano.

 

VOCATIONAL BACHELOR DEGREE IN PHYSICS OF ENERGY

This Bachelor’s degree is meant for students who wish to specialize in energy production, consumption, and control processes. 6 main topics are taught: electricity production, transport and storage; thermal science and related technologies; applied thermal dynamics; materials, properties, and applications; fluids: flows and energy transfer; nuclear energy and radiation protection. This Bachelor’s degree is an apprenticeship program: students alternate between weeks in class and weeks at work in a company. Classes on nuclear power are taught by professionals from AREVA, EDF, CEA, and IRSN. These companies also employ students for their apprenticeships. Numerous site visits are organized throughout the school year. Career paths open to students after this program are advanced technician positions in radiation, risk prevention, nuclear fuel, and nuclear logistics.

Key figures

31,400

 students (5,000 international students)

 

4,300

researchers and tenured professors

 

6,000

scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals/year

 

over 2,600

PhD students