International Rankings

Paris-Sud university and Orsay Faculty of sciences are among the first places in Europe for the excellence of education and research. The high standards of its scientific research date from the creation of the first laboratories in Orsay by Irène Joliot-Curie and Frédéric Joliot-Curie, both Nobel prizes for Chemistry after their discovery of artificial radioactivity. Two other Nobel prizes for Physics where subsequently awarded to Faculty of Sciences searchers: Pierre-Gilles de Gennes for his works on liquid crystals and polymers and Albert Fert for the discovery of giant magnetoresistance. Orsay mathematicians received four Fields Medals: Jean-Christophe Yocco Laurent Lafforgue, Wendelin Werner and Ngô Bảo Châu.

In the following we show the international rankings of the Faculty of Sciences, of Paris-Sud university, and of Paris as a student city.

Orsay Faculty of Sciences RANKINGS

  • First in France for Physics (23rd in the world) in the Shanghai ranking
    ARWU Physics

  • Second in France for Mathematics (7th in the world) in the Shanghai ranking
    ARWU Math

  • First in Europe for Physics (together with LMU) in the CHE "Research and internationalization" ranking
    CHE Physics

  • First in Europe for Math (together with Berlin, Vien, Barcelona and Cambridge) in the CHE "Research and internationalization" ranking
    CHE Math

  • First in France for Physics in the QS ranking
    QS Physics
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  • Third in France for Math in the QS ranking
    QS Math
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  • Forth in France for Biology in the QS ranking
    QS Biology
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  • Fourth in France for Physical Sciences in the Times Higher Education ranking
    THE Physical Sciences

Paris-Sud rankings

  • Second French university in the Shanghai ranking
    ARWU

  • First French university in the Saudi Arabia Center for World University Ranking (after two "grandes écoles")
    CWUR

  • First French university (8th in the world) at the 100 under 50 THE ranking
    THE 100 under 50

  • Second French university (and after two "grandes écoles") at the Times Higher Education ranking
    THE

  • Second French university (and after eight "grandes écoles") at the Global Employability Survey
    GES

  • Second French university (and after three "grandes écoles") at the QS World University Ranking
    QS

Paris rankings