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The Université Paris-Saclay is born

The decree officially creating the "Université Paris-Saclay" was published in the Official Gazette of 31 December 2014. An important landmark for École Polytechnique, one of its founding members.

©photo: Jérémy Barande/École Polytechnique


The decree published in the Official Gazette of 31 December 2014 formalizes the birth of the Université Paris-Saclay, an entity that brings together higher education and research institutions in a readable and competitive model on an international level.

The founding members of the Université Paris-Saclay, their associates and partners displayed for more than three years a collective will to form a new structure together on the international stage. This trajectory is based on an ambitious joint project that combines training, research, innovation and places the students on a path of excellence and success. The Université Paris-Saclay is now a major research university which will interact with other academic centers in the Paris region, in the largest European research and higher education area.

L’X, founding member of the Université Paris-Saclay

This constitutes an important landmark for École Polytechnique which is one of the 19 founding members of the Université Paris-Saclay. As such, l’X drives the Paris-Saclay project together with its partners, while retaining its identity, as well as its financial and legal autonomy.

The participation of l'X to this project enables:

-To increase its international visibility, like the great Anglo-Saxon universities such as Stanford, the MIT, Harvard, or like the TUM and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne;
-To attract and develop young talents through a range of varied and complementary training in an attractive and open environment;
-To benefit from a scientific and industrial ecosystem that creates jobs for its students;
-To build with its other partners a scientific strategy and to produce top-level research in order to meet the great challenges of our time: climate, energy, health, food, mobility...
-To encourage local cooperation between educational and research teams from partner institutions and universities;
-To encourage collaborations leading to innovative projects;
-To continue having access to public funding: Initiatives of Excellence (IDEX), Laboratories of Excellence (LABEX) and Equipment of Excellence (EQUIPEX) necessary for the growth of l'X.

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