DECRYPTION – Paris Sciences et Lettres is often considered the best French university in the world.
Times Higher Education, QS: Unlike Shanghai, the most prestigious ranking unanimously recognizes PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres), the best French university in the world. This group of higher education establishments, notably including ENS, Paris-Dauphin or Mines Paris Tec, on the other hand falls into the hierarchy established by Shanghai. A surprising decadence, which brings water to the mill of opponents of the Chinese cabinet’s charts.
“For Shanghai classification, it is better to have a rich and old faculty”Supports PSL President Alain Fuchs. If he puts in perspective the two places lost by the PSL, missing an eight-place lead in the QS rankings, he does not fail to underline the laxity of the method used by Shanghai. It consists of six criteria, including the Nobel and Fields Medal (equivalent to the Nobel of Mathematics) or the amount of publications among graduates and professors.
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