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Paris-Saclay is a technology and science park near Saclay in Île-de-France. It includes research institutions, two large French universities with higher education institutions (grandes écoles) and also research centers of private companies. In 2013, Technology Review ranked Paris-Saclay among the top 8 research groups in the world. In 2014, it represented almost 15% of France's scientific research capacity.[1]

The first settlements date back to the 1950s, and the area expanded several times in the 1970s and 2000s. Several campus development projects are currently underway, including the relocation of some facilities.[2]

The area is now home to many of the largest high-tech companies in Europe, as well as the two best French universities, the Paris-Saclay University (CentraleSupélec, ENS Paris-Saclay, ...) and the Polytechnic Institute of Paris (École polytechnique, Télécom Paris, HEC Paris ...). In the ARWU 2020 ranking, Paris-Saclay University is ranked 14th in the world for mathematics and 9th in the world for physics (1st in Europe).[3]

The goal was to strengthen the cluster to create an international science and technology center that could compete with other high-tech districts like Silicon Valley or Cambridge, MA.

HEC Paris
Ecole polytechnique

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  1. Campus du plateau de Saclay - Définition et Explications
  2. Campus du plateau de Saclay - Définition et Explications
  3. L'Université Paris-Saclay, première en maths

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