Université PSL

    Université PSL

    Paris est notre campus

    The École des Arts Décoratifs is a partner of the Université Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), the number-one French university in the Times Higher Education rankings.

      A Multidisciplinary Campus

      Located in the heart of Paris, the PSL multidisciplinary campus comprises the elite art, design, science and humanities schools.

      The scope of Université PSL includes eleven schools: Collège de France, Conservatoire national supérieur d’Art dramatique - PSL, Dauphine PSL, École nationale des chartes - PSL, École nationale supérieure de Chimie de Paris - PSL, École nationale supérieure des Mines de Paris - PSL, École normale supérieure - PSL, École Pratique des Hautes Études - PSL, ESPCI Paris - PSL, Institut Curie, Observatoire de Paris - PSL. PSL works closely with three research entities: CNRS, Inria, Inserm. Besides the École des Arts Décoratifs, Université PSL has the following academic partners: École française d'Extrême-Orient, Institut national du service public, École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais, Fémis, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Lycée Henri IV, Institut Louis Bachelier, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.

      Education and Research

      Université PSL was born out of the long intellectual and scientific history of its schools, which decided to join forces and build a common future to create a new institution. Wholly committed to excellence in education, training and research, PSL is a global university, which aims to reflect, represent and influence society today and the world of the future in all its diversity. The university’s collegial ethos is a major asset, as it ensures that dialogue takes place between all areas of knowledge, innovation and creativity in science, humanities, social sciences, arts and engineering.


      PSL offers an education led by research carried out in its laboratories while encouraging discussion and mobility between disciplines and across schools. It exercises critical thinking and fosters creativity. Students are selected on the basis of their potential and talent. The university champions equal opportunities and promotes social, cultural and geographic diversity. Students are guaranteed individual mentoring, small class sizes and personalized academic pathways. The PSL student community enjoys a rich network of student societies and makes the most of the many opportunities that Paris can offer. Whether they opt later for a career in senior management, academia, business, the artistic or cultural world or the non-profit sector, PSL students become citizens who are fully aware of their individual, social and environmental responsibilities.