Université Paris-Sud 11 considers that a university should be a centre for the creation and diffusion of culture as well as being a centre for the creation and diffusion of knowledge. It is our policy to increase the number of scientific, artistic and sports activities offered and to make knowledge available to everyone. Cultural workshops are held for students and staff. Most workshops are held during the annual arts festival, "Printemps de la Culture", organised by the University. This festival includes amateur and professional shows from all branches of the arts.

The University also takes part in the national poetry week, held every March and entitled "Printemps des Poètes" Workshops run for 30 hours over two semesters and are led by professionals (dancers, directors, writers, journalists, actors, artists, musicians, and so on.). Most workshops are held on Orsay campus, but every year a  cultural programme is run on each one of the sites of Université Paris-Sud.

Bureau des affaires culturelles
Université Paris-Sud Building 338
91405 Orsay cédex
Tel : 01 69 15 42 73

There are numerous cultural associations at the University. For more information, see


Most sports can be played at Université Paris-Sud, whether you want to take part for fun or participate in competitions. You can get a list of the activities offered at  the Sports Department or FASEUPS (Université Paris-Sud Federation of Student Sporting Activities), which comprises all the associations of every campus.

Trips, tournaments, courses and sporting weekends are organised throughout the year. You will be able to discover a new sport, meet other students or simply make new friends. Associations regularly organise special nights and parties.

Sports Office, Building 205
Gymnasium Tel.: +33 (0)1 69 15 77 04

ASESCO, (Association for Science Students from the Orsay Campus), Building 225
Tel : +33 (0)1 69 15 79 32
40 sporting activities, tournaments and most of all, good fun !

Polytech Paris-Sud Associations

  • BDE : Student association
  • BDS : Sport office
  • TIPS: Theatre
  • CinéFips : Audio visual association
  • Junior Company