grands evenements

The Nuit de l’ENS

The Nuit takes place once a year at the École normale supérieure, which rolls out the red carpet to the street, so as to share with the public reflexions on the role of science and research in the contemporary world.

Resolutely transdisciplinary, this event favours original themes, such as “Explain!”, “The primates’ linguistic” or “Physics of bowed string instruments”. Everyday life topics (food, stress), social topics (environment, terrorism, bitcoin) and timeless topics (heredity, democracy, learning) are addressed on an equal footing.

These Nuits (Nuit de la Philosophie, Nuit Sartre, Nuit des Sciences, Nuit des Sciences et des Lettres) are based on 20 minutes lectures hold by professors, researchers, students, engineers or technicians, and followed by 15 minutes of questions and debates with the public. The public can also take part to experimentations in sciences and humanities, interact with researchers in workshops and “speed-dating” sessions – the public can then freely converse with them and ask questions. Art exhibitions, theatre plays, artistic installations and performances are also offered.

Find the Nuits de l’ENS programmes, themes, activities and practical details on the ENS agenda and on the Savoirs website:


Doors open Day

The Doors open Day at the École normale supérieure represents an opportunity for students and their parents to enquire about admissions, training or job openings. This day takes place each year in February.

Throughout this day, students of the École normale supérieure welcome visitors and offer them guided tours in the ENS historical buildings. It is the occasion for everyone to discuss freely about academic careers and campus life.

The Directors of studies and professors are also present and give details about courses in held in sciences and humanities departments (Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Cognitive sciences, Computer science, Economics, Geography, Geosciences, History, History and Theory of Arts, Literature and Languages, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Social sciences), as well as the ENS research laboratories.


Mis à jour le 4/9/2019