• Digital
  • Energy, Ecology, Environment
  • Mobility and transport
  • Quality of life - Health - Food
  • Social - Societal - Solidarity Innovation

Human Sciences Institute (MSH) of Paris-Saclay

Research unit


The MSH Paris-Saclay is a CNRS research unit positioned at the heart of the University Paris Saclay.

The MSH Paris-Saclay aims to extend this objective to developing interdisciplinarity between human and social sciences and other scientific disciplines. This broadening of its objectives is a strategic answer to two major challenges for future generations: the digital revolution and the ecological transition.

The research focuses of the MSH Paris-Saclay have been defined so as to harness research efforts of human and social scientists from the University Paris-Saclay in support of these issues. Thus, the MSH Paris-Saclay is structured around two main research topics along these two major transformations, and one transversal topic dealing with innovation.


  • Mr Pierre GUIBENTIF

Innovation themes

Map and access

61, avenue du Président Wilson
Bâtiment Laplace
94230 CACHAN

Our research areas


Developing interdisciplinarity between human and social sciences and other scientific disciplines.

- ?Digital humanities? (topic1) brings together ongoing research concerning the digital revolution and its ambiguities.

- ?Environment and society? (topic2) study of interactions between research on the environment, on territories and on health. Scientists and politicians are concerned among other things about the relationship between human health and environmental health.

- ?Transition and innovation? (transversal topic) organisation of methodological and reflexive research on science and technology and on innovation as cause and consequence of these transitions.

Applications sectors

  • IT / software
  • Networks / Telecom
  • Fishing / Aquaculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Construction / Architecture / Urban planning / Real Estate
  • Other business
  • Energy
  • Defence
  • Health / wellness
  • Aeronautics / Aerospace
  • Automotive industry
  • Transportation / Logistics
  • Agri-food industry
  • Art / Culture
  • Electronic / photonics
  • Other industry
  • Agriculture
  • Administration / Public sector
  • Education / Training
  • Tourism / Accommodation / Catering
  • Media / Communication / Publishing / Events
  • Mechanics
  • Chemistry / Plastics (Glue, Plastic, Rubber...)
  • Materials (Metal, Glass, Ceramic, Composite...)
  • Shipbuilding industry
  • Cosmetics
  • Sports / Leisure
  • Personal services / services to individuals
  • Automation, machinery / Robotics
  • Science / Research
  • Business services
  • Bank / Insurance / Finance
  • Sailing / Leisure boat building
  • Railway industry
  • Packaging
  • Wood / Forestry
  • Textile / clothing industry

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 6
Number of researchers : 1
Number of doctoral students : 0


Our results

Projects examples

Impact of environmental change in spatial planning policies: the case of biodiversity.

Are intelligent algorithms racist and sexist and how can they be taught not to be?


Establishments of affiliation