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The conference will take place at the Département d'Etudes Cognitives of the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS), 29 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris.

The École normale supérieure (ENS) is an elite higher education institution (graduate school) for advanced undergraduate and graduate studies, and a prestigious French research center. It encompasses fifteen teaching and research departments, spanning the main humanities, sciences and disciplines. 


Two Centuries of Excellence

The École normale supérieure was created in Paris in 1794, during the French Revolution, to train the nation’s future teachers according to the critical and secular spirit of the new Republic. In 1847, the École normale supérieure moved to its current location on rue d’Ulm, on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève near the Sorbonne and the Collège de France.

Early on, the École normale supérieure became home to elite research. In the mid-19th century, Louis Pasteur carried out his pioneering work within its walls. For decades, the ENS has been the most prestigious site of French intellectual and scientific life. It participated in all the great intellectual debates of modern France, from the Dreyfus Affair to the movements of the 1930s, and from the foundation of the human sciences to the avant-garde movements of the 1970s. It educated entire generations of high-ranking civil servants and politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs, and provided intellectual training for Nobel laureates, Fields Medal winners and intellectual luminaries like Sartre, Foucault, Lacan and Derrida.

Not content to rest on its laurels, the ENS continues its fundamental mission of training its students to the role of leaders capable of bringing their creative vision and innovative solutions to bear on the increasingly complex and global issues of today’s world. It does this through its dedication to assembling the world’s most distinguished experts to teach its students to conduct pioneering research that transcends the traditional disciplinary boundaries.


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