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About us

What does the École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon) stand for?

  • An elite university for multidisciplinary studies
  • A novel approach to research and education
  • Academic excellence from Bachelor's to PhD
  • An international leader in the field of research
  • A reference in education
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Why study at the ENS de Lyon

Each year, thousands of students from all over the world go and study in France. Why choose the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon?
Here are some of the many reasons to join us.
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Université de Lyon

The ENS de Lyon is a founding member of the Université de Lyon, a higher education community. [Read More]

French Institute of Education (IFÉ)

The IFÉ is the research and innovation platform dedicated to educational issues. [Read more]

Contacts & Maps

Find all the members of the ENS de Lyon and locate them in the large campus. [Read more]

Key figures

2,300 students
800 teachers & researchers
194 partner universities
78 nationalities on campus
24 research labs

International Rankings

The ENS de Lyon in the top 5 among The world’s best small universities (THE ranking)

QS World University Rankings: 153th (world) / 5th (France)

THE World University Rankings: 182nd (world) / 5th (France)

Academic Ranking of World Universities
: 301-400th (world) / 15-17th (France)

CWUR World University Rankings
: 419th (world) / 19th (France)

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ENS de Lyon
15 parvis René Descartes - BP 7000
69342 Lyon Cedex 07 - FRANCE
Descartes Campus : +33 (0) 4 37 37 60 00
Monod Campus : +33 (0) 4 72 72 80 00

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