…cole normale supÈrieure - Paris

…cole normale supÈrieure - Paris

About …cole normale supÈrieure - Paris

The cole normale suprieure ; also known as Normale sup, Normale, and ENS) is a French grande cole (higher education establishment outside the mainstream framework of the public universities system). The ENS was initially conceived during the French Revolution, and it was intended to provide the Republic with a new body of teachers, trained in the critical spirit and secular values of the Enlightenment. It has since developed into an elite institution which has become a platform for many of France's brightest young people to pursue high-level careers in government and academia.