International university rankings: PSL first


Quite popular among international students, the first 2020 university rankings have been published. For the second year in a row, PSL is the first French university in the World University Ranking published by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) agency and is ranked 1st university among the Millenials and 4th among Young Universities according to the ranking published by the Times Higher Education.

Classement QS 2020

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) agency, specialized in the field of higher education, published on June 19 its annual ranking of world universities: the World University Ranking. For the second year in a row, PSL is the leading French university at the 53rd place. This result was achieved thanks to very good scores for the quality of its teaching (100/100) and the employability rate of the graduates (91/100).

Another major operator in international rankings, the Times Higher Education published on June 26 the first results of its World University Ranking, the full edition of which will be published in September. For the second year in a row, PSL has emerged as the 1st of the Millennium Universities (universities created since 2000) and 4th among Young Universities (universities younger than 50 years old).

An interview with Daniel Egret, ranking optimization policy officer at Université PSL

QS et THE 2020

Shanghai Rankings

Until ARWU ranks Université PSL as whole, component Schools within PSL have been ranked by subject on 2019, June 26:

  • Ecole normale supérieure : 27th in Physics – 32d in Mathematics
  • Paris-Dauphine-PSL : 28th in Mathematics
  • EPHE : 35th in Ecology
  • ESPCI : 43d in Physics