Achieving international visibility and appeal are sizeable challenges for French institutions of higher education and research. In this context, PSL is actively working to maintain its status as a world-class research university.
Increased competition across the higher education, research, and innovation landscape over the past few years has further highlighted the need for France to more actively and visibly assert itself on the international scene.
Attracting talented students and researchers from around the world, creating a welcoming environment for them and equipping them with the means to achieve their full potential in service of scientific, technological, economic and societal progress are the challenges to which France must rise. PSL is making key contributions to this collective national effort, placing international appeal at the heart of its strategy.
To this end, PSL's international action is based on multi-year strategy that is implemented through the elaboration and development of partnerships with numerous entities (Campus France, ministries, embassies, international and European organizations, etc.), and primarily with international research universities. The Erasmus + program is one of the key resources for this strategy. The Erasmus+ 2020 - 2027 charter, which Université PSL signed, is available at this weblink.
International influence and appeal
PSL’s international influence and appeal stem from several factors.
Strengthened relationships between PSL’s institutions promote the emergence of world-class, cutting-edge research projects that attract the interest of students and researchers the world over.
Furthermore, a variety of incentives and exchange opportunities have opened the door to increased active research partnerships and exchange programs with a network of top international universities.
Finally, an additional facet of PSL’s international appeal comes from its having created an ecosystem for innovation which draws from the leading expertise of its laboratories and the university’s openness to the world.
International exposure is a key feature of PSL’s member institutions. They have developed over several decades a vast network of partnering universities engaged in research covering broadly globalized fields of study.
PSL’s member institutions have drawn on these networks and, for some, on their satellite locations abroad, to expand their research, host some of the most brilliant students and researchers of their generation, and send their own students and researchers abroad.
Complementing the international partnerships of its member institutions, PSL has signed framework academic and research agreements with top international universities, with the goal of expanding and strengthening strong and formative research relationships and increasing the number of new joint opportunities in research, education, and student and faculty mobility.