Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris is a collegiate university formed of 18 member institutions. It was established to become one of the leading research universities in the world. The institution covers teaching, learning and research across a broad range of disciplines such as engineering, oncology, chemistry, the performing arts and the humanities.
Some of the member institutions were founded during the Enlightenment (the Collège de France, L'Observatoire de Paris, the Beaux Arts) and some were founded more recently.
A total of 22 Nobel prizes have been awarded to researchers from the university across physics, chemistry, literature, physiology and medicine and economics.