Ecole normale supérieure (ENS)

Paris, France
The École normale supérieure (ENS) is an elite higher education institution (graduate school) for advanced undergraduate and graduate studies, and a prestigious French research center. It encompasses fourteen teaching and research departments, spanning the main humanities, sciences and disciplines. Unique among France’s grandes écoles for its training in the humanities and sciences, the ENS prepares its students for their role as future leaders in every imaginable professional field: in research, media, public service and private industry.

About

History

The École normale supérieure was created in Paris in 1794, during the French Revolution, to train the nation’s future teachers according to the critical and secular spirit of the new Republic. In 1847, the École normale supérieure moved to its current location on rue d’Ulm, on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève near the Sorbonne and the Collège de France.

Education

The École normale supérieure (ENS) is an elite higher education institution (graduate school) for advanced undergraduate and graduate studies, and a prestigious French research center. It encompasses fourteen teaching and research departments, spanning the main humanities, sciences and disciplines. Unique among Frances grandes écoles for its training in the humanities and sciences, the ENS prepares its students for their role as future leaders in every imaginable professional field: in research, media, public service and private industry.

Research

The ENS is at once a grande école, due to its selective recruitment process, and a research university. As a central actor in the training of French elites for more than two centuries, it has nourished the majority of the great intellectual movements of the 20th century and has considerably widened the scope of French scientific influence. The impressive achievements made possible through the training it dispenses, distinguish the École normale supérieure from all other French establishments of higher learning. Former students include all eight French winners of the Fields Medal, twelve Nobel Prize winners and half of the recipients the CNRS Gold Medal.

Career

The École normale supérieure is an elite institution preparing scientists and specialists in the humanities and social sciences for a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors. The broad and multidisciplinary training acquired at the ENS favors innovation and creativity and provides graduates with the critical reasoning skills and adaptive faculties required for entering virtually every professionional field.The exceptional international reputation of the ENS, coupled with its network of privileged relationships in the public sector and private industry, ensure that its graduates benefit from the best opportunities upon leaving the ENS.

Master's Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Ecole normale supérieure (ENS)!

Services

Student services

Business Community The École normale supérieure values its relationships with the business world and endeavors to strengthen these ties through a variety of initiatives.

  • Business Professorships
  • Research Grants
  • Research Contracts
  • Internships
  • Transfer of knowledge
  • Continuing education

Housing services

  • Rue d’Ulm Campus
Residents of the campus’s 400 student rooms may also choose to study in one of the nearby campus gardens, which provide precious green space in the heart of the city in which to write and to reflect.
  • Jourdan Campus
Residents of the campus’s 100 student rooms can join early morning joggers for a jaunt around the Parc Montsouris’ tranquil pond or they can sit at the outdoor cafe of the Cité Universitaire in the company of students from the city’s other academic institutions.
  • Montrouge Campus
The Montrouge campus has 70 dorm rooms.

Library services

  • 800,000 documents in all disciplines (sciences, humanities and social sciences) and 2,800 current periodicals;
  • continually expanding electronic resources: 25 bibliographic databases and several thousand periodicals, dictionaries and e-books;
  • 9,000 sq meters of public space and services:

Student Life

Campus life

The École normale supérieure offers students more than just a place to study, but provides them with a true university campus. At the ENS, living and learning are intimately connected. As the only residential campus in Paris, the ENS differs from other academic institutions. Residents not only benefit from direct proximity to their departments and laboratories, but also establish an intimate intellectual community and establish life-long friendships.In addition to the vast central campus located in the heart of the Quartier Latin, the École Normale Supérieure boasts two other campuses - Jourdan, near Parc Montsouris, and Montrouge in the nearby suburbs. Each site has its own accommodations.

Sports facilities

The Sports Commission of the COF also coordinates sporting activities and organizes the InterENS, yearly sporting competitions between students of the ENS of Paris, Lyon, and Cachan. The Cultural Affairs section of the COF publishes Le Bocal, the weekly student journal, and an annual student yearbook. It also often provides students with discounted or free theater and concert tickets.

Student clubs

With more than 50 student-run groups proposing a diverse range of cultural, artistic and sporting activities, the ENS community enjoys a rich and varied panorama of extra-curricular options. Students can choose to participate in fencing clubs, media and cinema associations, theater and improvisation groups, public service organizations and more.Campus-wide social events are also regularly organized. At the start of each academic year, the Social Activities Organizing Committee (Comité d’Organisation des Fêtes - COF) organizes the "Méga," an integration weekend for new students and oversees preparations for La Nuit de la rue d’Ulm, the ENS’s traditional gala.

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