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

2,400 students
700 academic staff
600 administrative staff
260 partner universities
80 nationalities on campus
12 teaching departments
30 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) / 12th (world)

QS - World University Rankings 
5th (France) / 184th (world)

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

THE - World University Rankings 
6th (France) / 251-300th (world)

Shangai Academic Ranking of World Universities 
9th-12th (France) / 201-300th (world)

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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