Shanghai Rankings 2022: Université PSL 40th worldwide


This year, PSL University has consolidated its position in the top 50 of the three major international rankings (ARWU, THE, QS).

Cérémonie des docteurs PSL 2020 - 2021_ Lancer Toques

After being ranked #26 by the Times Higher Education this year (up 18 places), Université PSL is once again in the very competitive group of the world's top 50 universities, which includes 0.25% of the world's 20,000 higher education and research institutions (EUA estimate). For the record, in 2021 PSL ranked #33 in the ARTU ranking, which combines the three main international rankings (ARWU, QS, THE).
The Academic Ranking of World University (ARWU, known as the Shanghai ranking) ranks 1,000 higher education and research institutions among the 20,000 worldwide (EUA estimate). It is based on 6 weighted criteria: the number of Nobel Prize laureates & Fields Medal recepients among alumni, the number of Nobel Prize & Fields Medal-winning professors, the number of highly cited researchers, the number of articles published in Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index as well as the academic performance of the professors (assessed by dividing the 5 aforementioned indicators by the number of tenured professors).


Extrait du classement ARWU 2022 (dit classement de Shanghai)

Université PSL

Located in the heart of Paris, PSL inspires dialog among and between all areas of knowledge, innovation, and creativity in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and the Arts. Selective and committed to equal opportunity, it draws directly from current research to train researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and managers who are aware of their social responsibility, both individual and collective.

With 2,900 researchers, 17,000 students, 140 laboratories and 10 incubators, fab labs and co-working spaces, PSL is a human-scale university. It ranks among the world’s top 50 universities according to the Shanghai, THE (Times Higher Education), CWUR and QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings, and tops the table in the THE “Young” rankings for universities less than 50 years old.