Facts & figures


École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), a unique multi-disciplinary higher-education establishment, where the quality of training and research is foremost.

What does ENS de Lyon stand for?

  • An elite university for multidisciplinary studies
  • A novel approach to research and education
  • An academic excellence from Bachelor's to PhD
  • An international leader in the field of research
  • A reference in education

Key figures

2,400 students
500 doctoral students
700 faculties and scholars
600 administrative staff
70 nationalities on campus
12 teaching departments
30 research units

International rankings

Performance per capita: ENS de Lyon ranks 1st among French institutions

Université de Lyon

Université de Lyon

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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