To meet the challenge of global competition for teaching, research and innovation, 19 institutions, including 3 universities, 7 research organisations and 9 grandes écoles, have decided to pool their training and research. Located in the heart of one of Europe's most important economic and private research areas, the University of Paris-Saclay is an important driving force for the development of the industrial fabric, particularly in the fields of high and medium technology.
The situation of higher education and research in Paris-Saclay is the result of sixty years of a history that began immediately after the war with the creation of the CNRS sites in Gif-sur-Yvette, the CEA in Saclay, the INRA in Jouy-en-Josas and Versailles and
of ONERA in Palaiseau between 1947 and 1952. The Paris-Saclay site, which is very extensive, has therefore been a place of intense scientific life since the 1960s.
Between 2010 and 2012, the Campus Plan and then the Future Investment Programme (PIA) contribute, as part of a shared strategy, both to relaunching the relocation movement of establishments that wanted to participate in the new dynamics of cooperation between institutions, but also to enrich the scientific and technological organisation of the site. The institutions to be relocated to the Paris-Saclay site and benefiting from the Future Investments Programme are ENSAE ParisTech, Ecole Centrale, Institut Mines Télécom (Télécom ParisTech and Télécom Sud Paris laboratories), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, AgroParisTech and the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Université Paris-Sud.
In April 2012, the State signed the Paris-Saclay IDEX Paris-Saclay contract with the FCS Campus Paris-Saclay, the objective of which is to set up the Paris-Saclay University, which aims in particular to increase the performance of all players in terms of research, training, transfer to the socio-economic world and international visibility. The Decree establishing UPSaclay, in the legal form of a Community of Universities and Institutions (Comue) as defined by the ESR law of 22 July 2013.
The University of Paris-Saclay, represented by the Campus Life Department, which manages and leads the international reception of COMUE institutions and one of the founding members of the GATE platform. It provides assistance in the following areas:
- expertise in intercultural communication and translation through the LINkS group and International Office
through its digital application for hosting international nationals e-International Welcome Solution
- financial support for the project (communication / logistics / investment…)
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