2020-2021 academic year: key information for students
Welcome to your university
Over the past several months, our University’s entire faculty and administrative staff have been taking steps to ensure that the new academic year gets off to the smoothest possible start despite the pandemic. They have done their utmost to guarantee your safety and provide for the in-person teaching that is a hallmark of our educational brand, while focusing special attention on new arrivals at PSL, international students and students facing difficult circumstances. I’d like to thank them for responding so effectively and investing their time and energy.
We will start the new academic year with a combination of in-person and remote teaching. Compliance with public health guidelines will be strictly enforced. Courses conducted in person will make up a larger share of the total for first- and second-year students and new arrivals at PSL, to help them integrate into the community more effectively. Besides, PSL established an emergency assistance fund offering both social and digital support.
As you can see, we are doing everything possible in these exceptional times to provide the best possible conditions for work and life. We invite you to visit our website to learn more about all of the University’s activities (athletics, music, etc.) and services (medical, housing, Welcome Desk) as well as the schedule for our traditional fall lecture series.
In conclusion, I would like all of us to celebrate PSL’s 36th-place finish in the Shanghai Ranking of international universities. It’s yet more proof, following the Times Higher Education, QS, CWUR and Leiden rankings, that PSL is now firmly established in the international academic landscape. What’s more, we have joined the very exclusive group of the world’s top 50 universities, all rankings combined. That recognition is the reward for our dedicated efforts over nearly a decade. For you, our students, it represents a hugely valuable passport to the world.
With my very best wishes for a successful academic year,
Alain Fuchs, President of PSL