Dear readers, we are proud to announce that ParisTech Review partners with PSL Université Paris and becomes Paris Innovation Review.
In France, higher education is undergoing tremendous changes. Universities, engineering schools and business schools merge to form giants and compete on a global scale. The creation of ParisTech was but one of several attempts to erase boundaries between century old elite schools. After 10 years of experiments, a rising star is emerging: PSL Université Paris (PSL).
ParisTech Review decided to partner with PSL. Aside from excellence and a strong international ambition, three main reasons made this choice an obvious one.
First of all, while PSL shines above all in basic research and science, its strategy is to develop a dynamic innovation ecosystem that spans several domains, from technology to art. A promising and stimulating project animates the heart of this network.
Secondly, PSL is building bridges between engineering and social sciences, as well as business and economics, with members* including Ecole Normale Supérieure, École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Collège de France, University Paris-Dauphine, Institut Pasteur or Institut Curie. This approach fits with our project of a journal devoted to understanding innovation in all its dimensions, including non technological ones.
Last but not least, three members of ParisTech, with whom close ties had been established, have joined PSL: ParisTech Mines, the Paris School of Physics and Industrial Chemistry (ESPCI ParisTech), and Chimie ParisTech.
In order to emphasize this institutional move, as well as to clarify our editorial policy, the magazine becomes “Paris Innovation Review / by PSL Université Paris.” Mobile apps users, we are sorry to announce you that our apps have been deactivated, before a new, mobile-friendly website is launched next spring.
Management, team and editorial board remain the same, independence is guaranteed, and foreign authors are more than ever welcome. But we also wish to engage in a close editorial relationship with PSL, whose world-class researchers are encouraged to contribute to the magazine, whether through articles or interviews.
Paris Innovation Review will also rely on PSL’s international partnerships to develop its own network of foreign editions: after China (2014) and India (2016), an Africa-Middle East edition is under way and more developments will follow.
We hope you will stay onboard and help us make Paris Innovation Review a world reference on innovation.
* PSL’s members include Collège de France, Chimie ParisTech, École normale supérieure, ESPCI ParisTech, Institut Curie, Mines ParisTech, Observatoire de Paris, Université Paris-Dauphine, CNRS, INSERM, École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique, Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, Institut Louis Bachelier, Fondation Pierre-Gilles de Gennes pour la recherche, IBPC – Fondation Edmond de Rothschild, Lycée Henri-IV, INRIA, La Fémis – École nationale supérieure des métiers de l’image et du son, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Ecole pratique des hautes études, Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, École nationale des chartes, Institut Pasteur.