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École normale supérieure de Lyon
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENSL) is a world-class academic institute of excellence in higher education and research, and was ranked 5th of the World's best small universities (THE, 2018). All students of ENS de Lyon are recruited through a highly competitive examination process (less than 4% acceptance rate) and are offered courses of the highest level. 12% of students are international students.
Training through research:
ENSL offers an exceptional environment for training through research where students have direct access to laboratories for mentoring and internships. The ENSL doctoral school welcomes 450 doctoral students to complete all or part of their thesis at ENSL, and with the possibility of national and international co-direction or co-supervision of thesis. ENSL has also developed junior laboratories for Masters and PhD students to create their own research laboratory for a two-year period. ENLS has incubated more than 20 start-up companies since 1994 (more than 140 jobs created), including companies started by former student, thus offering also an excellent environment for bridging curiosity-driven research and societal applications.
ENSL hosts more than 700 professors and researchers from literature to quantum physics organized in 30 research structures and providing high-tech equipment, and 13 scientific and technical platforms. Expertise and research foci of the institution are based on strong disciplinary competence (around 1100 publications/year in Humanities, Letters, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry), interdisciplinary and international cooperation (262 exchange partnerships with 26 countries) as well as partnerships with national research organizations (CNRS, INRA, INSERM, INRIA, Universities). ENS Lyon supplies its laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and provides support services to researchers in their initiative (Innovation and Technology Transfer Office, Office of International Affairs, HR …). The institute provides administrative and language resources for visiting students, postdocs and faculty members and has obtained the HRS4R "Human Resources Strategy For Researchers" label in 2019.
ENSL manages national, European and international funding (participation in 55 H2020 projects) and administers a €1.5 million research fund to finance high-level scientific projects.