École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay

601–800 th
World University Rankings 2020
61 Avenue du Président Wilson, 94235 Cachan, France

About École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay

Welcome to ENS Paris-Saclay

In September 2016, ENS Cachan changed its name to École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay).

This important step is in accordance with its integration in Université Paris-Saclay, as a member institution of this world-scale comprehensive research university, pursuing its mission as a grande école for research and higher education.

ENS Paris-Saclay delivers a scientific and cultural education of the highest standard, in the tradition of excellence of the écoles normales supérieures.

The school of research and higher education

The mission of ENS Paris-Saclay is to prepare students for careers in research and higher education, with a research-driven education of the highest standard. Selected students are admitted at the "pre-master" level (last year of undergraduate), or above.

To fulfil this mission, the School hosts in its premises cutting-edge research activities conducted by established scientists, while offering excellent graduate hands-on and individualized training, at both doctorate and master's level, frequently coupled with an advanced teaching qualification.

A large number of master's graduates proceed to PhD (reaching 80% in basic sciences), studies at ENS Paris-Saclay are in effect a PhD-track.

Alumni are occupying a variety of leading positions, a large number in research and higher education in France and worldwide, in companies' R&D. Many of them have earned high level recognition (academy members, international prizes) or taken over high responsibility positions (ministries, research and higher education institutions, companies).

A multidisciplinary school promoting interdisciplinarity and international training

What sets the School apart is that it brings together disciplines that no other higher education institution combines in quite the same way, or at the same level: natural sciences, engineering sciences, and social sciences.

Curriculum offers cross-disciplinary projects, interdisciplinary tracks, research experience abroad (up to a whole year), and other stimulating activities to incent students to acquire both interdisciplinary and international backgrounds.

A research centre

Research in ENS Paris-Saclay is carried out in 14 laboratories covering all the disciplines taught at the School. It has partnerships with research organizations such as CNRS, Inria and the CEA, as well as with other higher education and research institutions.

An important feature is the commitment to link basic research to applications with a strong experimental dimension. As a member of Université Paris-Saclay, the School coordinates its strategy with the other member institutions and their academics strongly collaborate in the frame of excellence programs.

In close collaboration with industry, the School conducts many high-level research projects through research chairs and joint laboratories involving companies of various sectors, e.g. aeronautics, aerospace, energy, automotive, and IT (Airbus, EDF, Atos, Hewlett-Packard, etc.).

Through its laboratories, ENS Paris-Saclay is involved in four clusters in the greater Paris region. About half of the publications are outcomes of international collaborations. Also, international research laboratories and consortia are set up with counterparts in Brazil, China, India, Japan, and the United States.

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Key statistics

  • 12.6
    No. of students per staff
  • 14%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 30 : 70
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 1,869
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings