The École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) is a leading French institution of public higher education and research.
The EPHE focuses on unique fields of knowledge. Lectures and other learning strategies, offered by over 260 faculty, provide an exceptional opportunity for immediate immersion into research as practiced in a myriad of fields including languages and religions of Pre-Islamic Central Asia, the major monotheistic faiths, Chinese archaeology, Hebrew palaeography, Greek dialectology and digital humanities in the sphere of Social Sciences and Humanities; coral reef biodiversity, neurosciences and cognitive science, cellular environment and regulation in the Life and Earth Sciences sector… as well as transdisciplinary issues that bridge these key areas of knowledge.
Remaining true to its initial mission, the EPHE continues to develop research skills through immersion in research practice and tailors its programs to today’s ever-changing global scientific landscape: its faculty members and its doctoral students are part of an intricate international network; many of its teams have contracts with the CNRS and other renowned organizations; it is part of Université PSL (Paris Sciences et Lettres) where it works hand-in-hand with other prestigious establishments.
Université PSL’s ambition is to make an impact on current and future society, in part by using its research to propose solutions to issues facing the world today (economic and environmental challenges, major societal issues, the digital revolution, etc.) but also by training civic-minded, responsible artists, researchers, engineers, executives, and decision-makers in all the sectors encompassed by its broad disciplinary scope. Mindful of its social responsibility, both individual and collective, the PSL community believes knowledge is empowering. Its mission is to form minds as well as citizens.