PSL has recorded the strongest performance of any university in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. The research university made its debut in the rankings in 72nd place, the highest ranking French institution on the list, and the 22nd ranking European institution.
The École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs is member of Paris Sciences & Lettre Research University, and pride of PSL entrance in Times Higher Education.
In a year that sees only 34% of the 38 European universities in the top 100 gaining ground in the face of increasing competition from Asia, PSL is the only French university to feature among the world’s elite. The performance is all the more remarkable given that this is the first time that PSL has taken part in the THE World University Ranking, whose methodology takes into account the ranking performance of previous years.
Part of France’s ambitious Excellence Initiative to create multi-disciplinary universities capable to meet the challenges that face the world of higher education and research today, PSL is the first French IDEX university to rank in the top 75, a list long dominated by universities from the US and UK.
PSL’s ranking shows that the consolidation of a number of institutions within a large university with a rich and diverse talent pool makes it possible to rise to levels that no French institution could hope to reach on its own.