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The Université Paris-Saclay

The landscape of research on the Saclay Plateau is currently undergoing profund change. The Université Paris-Saclay will incorporate dedicated ICST facilities inspired from Digiteo, and whose research effort will focus on extending the work done over the last 5 years. “Investment for the future” programme have already approved a number of major ICST projects: the Digiscope equipex (equipment of excellence), an infrastructure for the interactive and collaborative viewing of complex data, the SystemX IRT (Technology Research Institute) that aims to respond to 21st century social challenges by developing and managing a portfolio of generic technologies and distributing them effectively in targeted sectors of the economy. The DigiCosme laboratory of excellence is focused on fundamental computing issues, including the ability to manage the data explosion, and incorporates an education project to give students, at a very early stage in their courses, a body of scientifi c knowledge consistent with the highest international standards. Paris-Saclay Idex (excellence initiative) involves the ICST community in cross-disciplinary programmes, including two on the “digital society” and “systems biology”.

“The université Paris-Saclay aims to become a world-class university and play a key role in developing innovation in the Paris region”.

This new university will bring together 10 graduate schools, 2 universities, 1 research institute and the local entities of 5 national research organisations.
The Université Paris-Saclay aims to become a university of global status in order to attract not only the best students and researchers from around the world, but also the research centres of leading companies and technology companies keen to benefit from this research potential and contribute to its development.The Université Paris-Saclay has a clearlystated ambition to play a key role in developing innovation throughout the region.

[1ANR: Agence Nationale de la Recherche (French national research agency)

[2CEA, CNRS, École Polytechnique, Inria, Université Paris-Sud, École Centrale Paris, ENS Cachan, ENSTA ParisTech, Institut Mines-Télécom, Supélec, Université Versailles Saint-Quentin