Paris Sciences et Lettres University

Paris Sciences et Lettres University (PSL University or simply PSL) is a public research university in Paris, France. It was established in 2010 and formally created as a university in 2019.[1] It is a collegiate university with 11 constituent schools. PSL is located in central Paris, with its main sites in the Latin Quarter, at the Jourdan campus, at Porte Dauphine in northern Paris, and at Carré Richelieu.

Université Paris Sciences et Lettres
Université PSL

MottoSapere Aude
Motto in English
Dare to know
TypeResearch and Higher Education Institution
Established2010 (1530 for its oldest constituent college, the Collège de France)
Endowment€750 million
PresidentAlain Fuchs
Academic staff
48°51′16.784″N 2°20′16.128″E
CampusQuartier latin, Campus Condorcet, Jourdan, Porte Dauphine, Meudon

PSL awards Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD diplomas for its constituent schools and institutes. It offers an education based on research and interdisciplinary instruction, and its 17,000 students have access to a broad range of disciplines in science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, fine art and performing arts.

In 2021, PSL University is ranked, globally, 38th by the Academic Ranking of World Universities,[2] 46th by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings[3] and 44th by the QS World University Rankings.

PSL alumni and staff include 28 Nobel laureates, 10 Fields Medalists, 3 Abel laureates, 49 CNRS Gold Medalists, 50 César winners and 79 Molière winners.[4][5]

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