|#166 of 14,131||In the World|
|#52 of 2,785||In Europe|
|#1 of 224||In France|
|#1 of 65||In Ile-de-France|
|#1 of 27||In Paris|
|#14 of 1,236||For Polymer science and Plastics engineering|
|Top100||For 40 other topics|
- Acceptance rate
* Normal Superior School is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.
We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.
Acceptance rate & Admissions
|Admissions Requirements||Competitive entrance examination or jury selection|
|Full time employee||800|
Publications & Citations
Normal Superior School majors
by publication & citation count
Annual publication & citation counts
Programs and Degrees
|Master||Ancient Civilizations, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Astronomy and Space Science, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Cinema and Television, Cognitive Sciences, Comparative Law, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Environmental Studies, Genetics, Geography, Immunology, Literature, Mathematics, Medieval Studies, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Philosophy, Physics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Theatre|
|Doctorat||Arts and Humanities, Astronomy and Space Science, Chemistry, Cognitive Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Social Sciences|
Normal Superior School alumni
- Born in
- 1905-1980 (aged 75)
Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre was one of the key figures in the philosophy of Existentialism (and phenomenology), a French playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic, as well as a leading figure in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. His work has influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory, and literary studies, and continues to do so. He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature despite attempting to refuse it, saying that he always declined official honors and that "a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution."
- Born in
- 1822-1895 (aged 73)
- Enrolled in Normal Superior School
- 1844-1845 graduated with Bachelor of Science
- microbiologistchemistuniversity teacherbiochemistagronomist
Louis Pasteur was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization. His research in chemistry led to remarkable breakthroughs in the understanding of the causes and preventions of diseases, which laid down the foundations of hygiene, public health and much of modern medicine. His works are credited to saving millions of lives through the developments of vaccines for rabies and anthrax. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern bacteriology and has been honoured as the "father of bacteriology" and as the "father of microbiology" (together with Robert Koch, and the latter epithet also attributed to Antonie van Leeuwenhoek).
- Born in
- 1926-1984 (aged 58)
Paul-Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, writer, political activist, and literary critic. Foucault's theories primarily address the relationship between power and knowledge, and how they are used as a form of social control through societal institutions. Though often cited as a structuralist and postmodernist, Foucault rejected these labels. His thought has influenced academics, especially those working in communication studies, anthropology, psychology, sociology, criminology, cultural studies, literary theory, feminism, Marxism and critical theory.
- Born in
- 1858-1917 (aged 59)
- anthropologistphilosophersociologistprofessorhistorian of religion
David Émile Durkheim was a French sociologist. He formally established the academic discipline of sociology and is commonly cited as one of the principal architects of modern social science, alongside Max Weber and Karl Marx.
|Alternative names||ENS |
École Normale Supérieure
|Accreditation||Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation|
Location and Contacts
|Address|| 45 Rue d'Ulm |
Paris, Ile-de-France, 75230
|Phone||+33 (0)1 44 32 30 00|
|Fax||+33 (0)1 44 32 20 99|