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The ENS de Lyon generates and disseminates knowledge. Our key mission is to train people able to ask the right questions and come up with new answers – to encourage them to create and innovate.
Our responsibility is to make this knowledge intelligible and useful to the widest possible audience.

"There are few innovations that don’t have their roots in the interest people have for the advancement of knowledge.
At the ENS de Lyon, we are most interested in breakthrough innovation, the kind that opens a new dimension, that breaks down a barrier, that provides an unexpected solution and opens new leads."

Jean-François Pinton, president of the ENS de Lyon in Le Progrès, Edition spéciale Victoires de l'innovation
November 5, 2015


Innovating in education
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Our start-ups

Our incubator hosts several start-ups. [Read more]

Musée des confluences

ENS de Lyon is the scientific partner of this new museum in Lyon. [Read More]


200 research contracts

65 patents

20 start-ups

300 scientific and cultural events


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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