Facts & figures


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

Key figures

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

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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International Rankings

THE - World’s best small universities
2nd (France) / 14th (world)

QS - World University Rankings
5th (France) / 111st (world)

THE - Most international universities in the world
7th (France) / 121st (world)

THE - World University Rankings
9th (France) / 301-350th (world)

Academic Ranking of World Universities
13th (France) / 301-400th (world)

Université de Lyon

Université de Lyon

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

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French Institute of Education (IFÉ)


The IFÉ is the research and innovation platform dedicated to educational issues.

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Maps & Directions


The ENS de Lyon is situated in the Gerland area of the 7th district of Lyon, near the Pont Pasteur bridge on the left bank of the Rhône.

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