The president of the best French establishment in the Shanghai ranking talks about her strategy to improve research.
Paris-Saclay, French flagship born in 2020 from a group of schools including CentraleSupelec and AgroParisTechfigure this year at the 16th place in the list of the 1000 best universities in the world. It follows an exclusively Anglo-Saxon top 15 and shines mainly in scientific subjects. Its president Estelle Iaconasuccessor of Sylvie Retailleauthe new Minister of Higher Education, comments on the ranking and presents her projects to the Figaro.
Does the loss of three places in the list worry you?
I consider this demotion with serenity. Our strategy is to aim for the top 20, in order to benefit from an interesting influence. The objective was met again this year, for the third time in a row, proof of the effectiveness of the merger of establishments. Moreover, between the 12th and 19th ranks are invariably found the same institutions, in a different order. It should be noted that the research is measured on the…