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A Tradition of Excellence


AmhithéâtreEducation at the ENS Cachan has an established tradition of excellence and is mainly based on strong interactions between the 12 academic departments and 13 research laboratories covering a wide spectrum within science, engineering and the humanities.

The four years of study at the ENS Cachan are organised in agreement with classic European university curricula (BA/BSc and Master's degrees) along with complementary training and some specific courses.

During the period of study, one year (generally the third) is devoted to preparation for the agrégation, a professional teaching qualification, which is a highly competitive national exam to enter the teaching profession at secondary and higher education level as a civil servant. On graduating from the ENS Cachan with a Master's degree, 2/3 of the students prepare a Ph.D. thesis.



Master Monabiphot


This Master's Course offers an original qualification in the highly innovative domain of molecular photonics for telecommunications and biology. Skills will be acquired at the strongly interdisciplinary level for emerging technologies and to develop original concepts and applications aiming at novel technological breakthroughs in this domain.
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Key figures


    • 1,000 normalien students
    •   700 non-normalien students
    •   360 international/exchange students
    •   240 teaching and research staff
    •   450 external contributors