site ulm

29, 45, 46, rue d’Ulm et 24, rue Lhomond, Paris Ve

Ulm campus is located on the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, at the heart of the Quartier Latin.


Located on the left bank of the Seine River, the Quartier latin stretches on the 5th and 6th arrondissements (districts) of Paris, while its core lies around the Sorbonne universities and the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève.


Renowned for its student life, lively streets, its numerous cinemas, theatres and bars, the Quartier latin hosts some of the most prestigious academic institutions of Paris, such as the École normale supérieure, the Sorbonne universities, the École des Mines de Paris, the Université Panthéon-Assas, and the École des Arts décoratifs. Some other academic institutions used to be located on this quarter but recently moved to more spacious premises.


Historically, the Quartier latin is named after Latin language: Latin was spoken in universities of medieval Europe, and was therefore widely used in the nearby educational institutions.


The buildings of Ulm campus are distributed over the rue d’Ulm and rue Lhomond, and host the humanities and sciences departments, as well as more than 400 dormitory rooms.


The historical building of the ENS, located on the 45 rue d’Ulm, is organised on the model of a cloistered garden, with a large courtyard, planted with trees and flowers; on some spring evenings, this courtyard is enlivened by the joyful fanfare played by ENS students and the sound of a guitar resound within the walls. The edifice houses the principal humanities departments (Philosophy, Literature and Languages, Classics, History, Art History) as well as the departments of Mathematics and Computer science. The ENS theatre, inaugurated in 2011, is also located there.


Behind the main building, the Immeuble Rataud, entirely build in glass and concrete architecture, hosts the General humanities Library and the Mathematics Library. These two libraries have recently been extended and modernised.


In front of the 45 rue d’Ulm, in a building from the 1970’s, are situated the laboratories of Biology and, until recently, the infirmary. The music room is also located there, while the upper floors teem with student life in the dormitory rooms.


The building of the 29 rue d’Ulm hosts the department of Cognitive sciences, classrooms and some administrative services. The former premises of the Cinémathèque de Paris are now the ENS multifunctional cinema room, called salle Jean Jaurès, which often hosts major cultural and scientific events.


The buildings of the 24 rue Lhomond, occupying a surface area of 20 000 square metres, have been inaugurated in 1937 and offer the departments of experimental sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Geosciences) large research premises, with modern and efficient equipment for conducting experiments.



Mis à jour le 4/6/2018