École Normale Supérieure Paris Information
The École Normale Supérieure Paris was established as early as 1794 but has only been in its present form since 1985 when the École normale supérieure at the rue d’Ulm and the one at Jeunes filles in Sèvres unified. The École Normale Supérieure ranking is the 3rd best university in France, and 56th in the world. Similarly rated French colleges include Université de Provence Aix-Marseille, Pierre and Marie Curie University, University of Paris Diderot, and Université Paris Sud 11.
The École system is a little different from that of normal universities, it recruits people a couple of years after high school who are deemed to be the leaders in their fields; the decree states that the school prepares students towards “teaching at university level”, for “entrance examinations to the Grandes Écoles”, and those seeking to “join Central and Territorial Government Administrations”. The École does not award degrees itself but students register at university to receive their honours.
Tuition at the École Normale Supérieure Paris takes four years, and just 200 people are admitted into the program each year. Studies are split into two main areas Scientific and literary across 13 departments: These include the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, History, Computer sciences, literature and languages, cognitive studies, mathematics, Philosophy, social sciences, earth science and ancient science.
The students of the École are classed as civil servant trainees and therefore receive a stipend: this is currently 1300 euros per month.
École Normale Supérieure Address
École Normale Supérieure
45, rue d’Ulm
F – 75230 Paris
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Other names include ENS, and ENS-Paris
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