About Ecole Normale Superieure:

The École normale supérieure (also known as Normale sup', Ulm, ENS Paris, l'École and most often just as ENS) is one of the most selective and prestigious French grandes écoles (higher education establishment outside the framework of the public university system) and a constituent college of Université PSL. Founded in 1794 and reorganised by Napoleon, ENS has two main sections (literary and scientific) and a competitive selection process consisting of written and oral examinations. During their studies, ENS students hold the status of paid civil servants. The principal goal of ENS is the training of professors, researchers and public administrators. The vast majority of the academic staff hosted at ENS belong to external academic institutions such as the CNRS, the EHESS and the University of Paris. This mechanism for constant scientific turnover allows ENS to benefit from a continuous stream of researchers in all fields. ENS full professorships are rare and competitive. Generalistic in its recruitment and organisation, the ENS is the only grande école in France to have departments of research in all the natural, social, and human sciences.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 217 274 291 307 303 343 362 368 368 394 401 416 428 425 445

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture - - 270 280 - - - - - 401-450 451-500 451-500 451-500 401-450
Engineering - - 295 - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 401-450 451-500 -
Life Sciences 245 262 - 265 - - - - - 301-350 301-350 301-350 351-400 401-450
Medicine - - - - - - - - - 451-500 - - 401-450 -
Natural Sciences 168 192 181 193 238 232 233 256 285 295 267 280 301-350 275
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - 451-500 351-400
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500 -
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science - 219 229 223 233 231 252 282 275 301-350 451-500
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - 274 235 245 208 256 301-350
Environment / Ecology 208 291 283 254 246 289 - - - - -
Geosciences 163 204 195 196 223 251 219 188 205 204 132
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 351-400 451-500 -
Mathematics 126 110 151 120 102 137 135 144 155 194 197
Mechanical Engineering 121 214 155 175 213 253 263 249 351-400 401-450 -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - 351-400 401-450 451-500 451-500 -
Physics 129 174 184 182 208 239 251 242 240 293 265
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - 301-350 351-400 301-350 -
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - - -
Space Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -