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Cutting-edge research



Fundamental research

In touch with the business world

Geared towards innovation
Located in an internationally recognized center of excellence in health, chemistry and human sciences, the ENS de Lyon is home to numerous research laboratories in the fields of exact sciences, social sciences and the humanities. Research at the ENS de Lyon encourages exchanges between subject areas and culture.

The school also has research contracts with private sector partners and has created structures specifically destined to host projects involving both visiting and permanent researchers. It also actively participates in the Collegium de Lyon which accommodates researchers of the highest calibre with the aim of creating an international academic community on campus.

Our Partners

  • CNRS (France's National Center for Scientific Research)
  • Inserm (National Institute of Health and Medical Research)
  • INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research)
  • Inria (National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation)

Support for researchers

All the services provided by the ENS de Lyon provides to research staff. [Read more]

Doctor Honoris Causa

The ENS de Lyon has awarded the title of "Doctor honoris causa" to a dozen intellectuals in the past. [Read more]

Visting academics


3,000 people involved in research

600 teachers & researchers

400 PhD students working in our labs

550 technical and administrative staff

24 research labs

260 international partnerships


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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