Research policy at the École normale supérieure aims at reinforcing its major fields of excellence, at developing innovative research at the crossroads of various disciplines, and at fostering the fruitful interaction and synergy between research topics.
To meet this ambition the ENS has implemented an efficient and legitimate strategy of research governance. In addition, it has proposed an overarching policy and structure for research shared by the various disciplines. This policy is enriched by individual research carried out by department and laboratory teams.
The ENS hosts many renowned research units in over a dozen laboratories, which play a fundamental role in the life of the community.
Mobility, renewal, innovation, synergy and interaction characterize the spirit in which research is conducted at the ENS and which continues to put the School at the forefront of trans-disciplinary projects.