Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon • Lyon, France
École normale supérieure de Lyon was founded in 1880 and it trains professors, inspectors and school directors in sciences and humanities. In 2010, the school ranked 100th in Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In 2011, ENS Lyon ranked 133rd in QS World University Rankings worldwide. International rankings do not fit in the ENS system however, in 2016, Times Higher Education rankings of the 20 best small universities ranked ENS Lyon 5th small university. Educational sectors that are covered are pre-primary, primary, secondary, vocational, higher, and continuing professional development. The school's mission is to conduct research in education at the various levels of initial, continuing & vocational training and, in particular in relation to the observation of practices; to provide support for national/international and academic piloting concerning teaching practices and reforms, innovation and experimentation; to facilitate the diffusion of scientific resources in education and the transfer of research results, in particular to improve the training of trainers and; to link researchers and practitioners and fuel research through field analysis. ENS Lyon have various academic programs such as bachelor, PhD, master and agrégation.