UniverSud Paris

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UniverSud Paris
UniverSud Paris
Established 2007[1] - 1765[2]
Type Public
President Xavier Chapuisat[3]
Students 60,000
Doctoral students 4,000
Location Île-de-France, France
Nickname UniverSud Paris
Website http://www.universud-paris.fr

UniverSud Paris is a grouping of higher education institutes in France.[4] It groups 21 public universities and the national research center. These places teach nearly all subjects of sciences (fundamental, engineering, business).

History[change | change source]

In 1991, the French government decided to create the "French Poles of Research and Higher Education".[4] In 2007, its status changed to a public establishment for scientific cooperation (établissement public de coopération scientifique).

Colleges and institutes[change | change source]

The member universities and institutes are :

  • Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech), founded in 2007, as a result of the merger of three agronomy, forestry and food science schools with roots dating back to 1824
  • National Veterinary School of Alfort, founded in 1765
  • National School of Landscape (ENSP), founded in 1965
  • Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), founded in 1946
  • National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (formerly Cemagref), founded in 1981
  • French agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES), founded in 1999
  • Telecom & Management SudParis, founded in 1979
  • Genoscope (French National Sequencing Center), founded in 1996
  • National School of Computer Science for Industry and Business (ENSIIE), founded in 1968
  • HEC Paris, founded in 1881
  • École Polytechnique (X), founded in 1794
  • École supérieure d'optique (IOGS), founded in 1917
  • École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Versailles, founded in 1969
  • SOLEIL (French particle accelerator), founded in 2006
  • Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), founded in 1943
  • Paris-Sud 11 University, founded in 1971
  • Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, founded in 1991
  • University of Évry Val d'Essonne, founded in 1991
  • École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, founded in 1880
  • École Centrale Paris, founded in 1829
  • École supérieure d'électricité (Supélec), founded in 1894

References[change | change source]

  1. legifrance.gouv.fr founding decree, 21 March 2007
  2. oldest member École nationale vétérinaire d'Alfort
  3. official website
  4. 4.0 4.1 PRES (English)

Coordinates: 48°30′N 2°30′E / 48.5°N 2.5°E / 48.5; 2.5