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ENS de Lyon

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Image of students walking in on the ENS Lyon campus.

Research carried out at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, or the ENS de Lyon, covers fields of exact sciences, social sciences and the humanities.

Northwestern’s collaboration with the institution based in the city of Lyon began with a focus on medieval and early modern studies; this initial concentration has since expanded. Today, graduate and faculty exchanges are loosely organized under the interdisciplinary umbrella of literature, theory and philosophy.

This rubric has allowed participation in several of the ENS de Lyon’s research groups including:


Current opportunities include faculty exchanges and graduate student exchanges. Joint areas of research interests currently include: