Creation of the Paris-Saclay University
The new Paris-Saclay University has just been created by decree. It will enter into force on 1 January 2020. In the meantime, a maximum period of four months begins, during which a provisional administration will organize the elections of the board of directors and set up the governance institutions.
It's done! It's done! The University of Paris-Saclay was officially created by the publication, on Wednesday, November 5, 2019, in the Official Journal of the French Republic, of its decree of creation.
As from 1 January 2020, the Université Paris-Saclay replaces the Université Paris-Sud and the Communauté d'universités et établissements "Université Paris-Saclay" and integrates, as component institutions that retain their legal personality, under the conditions specified in its statutes, the Institut des sciences et industries du vivant et de l'environnement (AgroParisTech), CentraleSupélec, the Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay and the Institut d'Optique Graduate School. It also includes the Institut des hautes études scientifiques, a research organisation - a foundation recognised as a public utility.
As member-associated universities by convention, it includes the universities of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and the University of Evry, which are involved in its governance with a view to merging by 2025. The CEA, CNRS, Inria, Inria, Inria, Inserm and ONERA confirm their strengthened partnership with the new Paris-Saclay University. The scientific perimeter includes the laboratories of these national research organizations within the perimeter of the Paris-Saclay University, listed by convention. National research organizations are involved in the governance of the institution.
The creation of this new establishment is part of the system authorised by the order of 12 December 2018 (OJ n°0288 of 13 December 2018). With a desire for integration expressed in its acts and statutes, the University of Paris-Saclay has chosen to become a university with a full international influence and rooted in its territory. It is profoundly transforming the landscape of French higher education and research by intensifying a policy of training, research and innovation, open to the world.
The work of prefiguring the administrative organisation entrusted since June 2019 to the Director General of Services, Gwenaëlle Verscheure, is in progress. The first strong act for the university is to equip itself with its political governance. This mission is entrusted to Charline Avenel, Rector of the Academy of Versailles and Chancellor of the Universities and Françoise Moulin-Civil, who will ensure the provisional administration until the election of the President.