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The ENS de Lyon bets on international strategic partnerships and networks to enhance its research & academic programs, and to stand on the global stage. It also encourages academic mobility beyond borders, whether through exchange programs such as Erasmus, internships and sabbaticals.

Relying on strong research cooperation, the ENS de Lyon has developed a global network of academic and research partnerships over the years.

See cooperation and partnerships

China Scholarship Council (CSC)

The Group of French Écoles normales supérieures (ENS) has signed a cooperation agreement with the China Scholarship Council - CSC, providing funding for 30 PhD students for the whole ENS group (Paris, Paris-Saclay, Lyon, Rennes), on the basis of a selection by the ENS and by the CSC.

East China Normal University (ECNU)

Our partnership with East China Normal University is the most structured international alliance to date with the ENS de Lyon. It features three components:

  • Training (PROSFER)
  • Research (JoRISS)
  • Cooperation with society and business (UMI E2P2L, JoRISS Club)

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

ENS de Lyon and the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL) are two institutions characterized by training through research at the highest level, and are very complementary.

Having developed co-operation in research in various disciplines, since 2012, both institutions have committed on a long term basis to form a privileged strategic alliance in training and research.

Politecnico di Milano

The Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi), ENS de Lyon and the university Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL) have partnered to offer their students a dual-diploma Master’s degree in Physics/Chemistry and Engineering.

Sapienza Università di Roma

The University of Rome "Sapienza" and ENS de Lyon, together with the University of Amsterdam and the Free university of Amsterdam, have partnered to offer their students a triple-diploma Master’s degree in Physics or Chemistry focused on computer modelling of physical, chemical and biomolecular systems.

Tohoku University

The Tohoku university and ENS de Lyon have partnered to offer a joint PhD in an interdisciplinary research environment in fields related to the history, politics, society, law, and economics of Japan and East Asia.

University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam, the Free university of Amsterdam and ENS de Lyon, together with the University of Rome "Sapienza", have partnered to offer their students a triple-diploma Master’s degree in Physics or Chemistry focused on computer modelling of physical, chemical and biomolecular systems.

University of Freiburg

The University of Freiburg and ENS de Lyon have partnered to offer their students a dual-diploma Master’s degree in Germanic studies, political science and modern literature.

University of Ottawa

The ENS de Lyon and uOttawa have decided to create an international network of universities to develop a shared arena for training and research. This partnership is yet another example of the multilateral collaborations supported by the Alliance internationale de l'Université de Lyon.

University of Tokyo