The presence within the ENS Cachan of world-class research laboratories ensures the School's international scientific reputation, in keeping with the objective of training both in and through research. The multidisciplinary character of the School makes it a competent centre able to meet both current and future scientific and technological challenges.
In all fields, the ENS Cachan asserts its specialisation in practical sciences, i.e. the orientation of all disciplines towards action, organisation, the resolution of complex problems, which call for broad- and open-mindedness, the pursuit of concrete applications and the will to innovate in order to respond to the needs of society. Such a strategy enhances cooperation and research partnerships with industry.