Paris-Saclay University

Unlike all the schools I mentioned here, Paris-Saclay University is not just a simple university, but a group of universities in Île-de-France Region specializing in many scientific fields. Paris-Saclay also brings together France’s largest technology hub and offers to French and international students world-renowned degrees.

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🏢 School Name Université Paris-Saclay
🌐 Location Saint Aubain, France
⚖️ Type Community of universities and institutions (Comue)
📆 Course Duration 3 to 8 years
CentraleSupélec, ENS, Université Paris-Sud and more
💵 Price Depends on courses, some institutions charge fees

I cannot compare the Paris-Saclay University with other schools because the concept is unique in France. Paris-Saclay brings together some ten universities and scientific institutions among the most renowned in the world. In order to synthesize the article as much as possible, I will present only the main courses offered in the field of computer and new technologies, and the student life in Paris-Saclay’s campus.

Paris-Saclay campus

Master’s degrees fully in English

The list of all the masters offered by Paris-Saclay Université and its partners is very long, I propose below a presentation of the main masters in English of the Computer Science department (member of the School Engineering, information science and technology department)

  • M1 Computer science - International track (by Telecom Paris-Sud)
    Introduction to networks, human-computer interaction and computer science, with two majors : Computer Networks (CCN) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI).

  • M1 Human Computer Interaction & Design - EIT Digital (by Université Paris-Sud)
    Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction and Interactive Systems, with opportunities to choose from majors like IoT, mobile interaction, creative design, audio synthesis, virtual humans, AR and more.

  • M2 Human Computer Interaction & Design - EIT Digital (by Université Paris-Sud)
    Following M1 above, M2 HCID focuses on the design, development and evaluation of interactive systems that are adapted to users and the context of their use (gestural, mobile, AR/VR, intelligent agents, virtual humans, computer graphics and machine learning).

  • M2 Advanced Communication Networks (ACN) (by Telecom ParisTech and Polytechnique)
    Understanding network paradigms, architectures, algorithms and technologies, and win a strong expertise in theoretical tools and methods for network performance study and analysis.

  • M2 Computer Science for Communication Networks (by Telecom Paris-Sud)
    Introduction to practical and theoretical research in networks and computer science. It gives students the opportunity to deepen their technical knowledge through computer science methodologies applied to communication networks as well as to discover new emerging research topics.

  • M2 Data & Knowledge (D&K) (by LRI and Telecom ParisTech)
    Introduction to web data management, knowledge & semantics, big data, artificial intelligence, and data analytics from a semantic point of view.

  • M2 Decision Support and Business Intelligence (by CentraleSupélec)
    This Master’s program aims to provide the key elements required to meet these challenges that are: machine learning, visualization analytics, decision modeling, graph data management and analytics.

  • M2 Human Computer Interaction (HCI) (by Université Paris-Sud and LRI)
    This master provides students with fundamental knowledge and advanced techniques to design, develop and evaluate interactive systems that are adapted to the needs of their users. It trains specialists in Human-Computer Interaction and prepares them to careers in academia, industrial R&D and any company that develops interactive systems.

If you are comfortable with French (et c’est une excellente chose !), Paris-Saclay University also offers masters in French and English, you will find the list and a detailed presentation on this website.

Paris-Saclay campus

Campus & Student Life at Paris-Saclay University

Paris-Saclay is probably the biggest hub of clubs in France, with more than 600 student organizations on the main campus. With many students, the University also offers housing solutions with the Versailles’ CROUS or Héberjeunes. From 2018, 5000 new students’s residences will be built. Accommodation would be of different types and would represent a surface area of around 27 hectares.

RER B (a regional train) goes directly to the university. In 2024, the Grand Paris (Metro Line 18) project will enable nine identified areas (including Paris-Saclay) to be served, all of which represent economic development centers, bringing together companies, institutions and university and research establishments.

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