Associations, Culture and Sport

Associative life


EPHESE is an association whose main aim is to promote student life at EPHE, whatever the course of study pursued, as well as to strengthen the network and the sense of belonging to EPHE through various cultural and social activities. Outings to thematic museums, treasure hunts based on scientific knowledge as well as working groups are projects to be developed within the Association.
 Membership is free!
Chair : Marie N'Guele,


The newly-established EPHE Alumni Association is part of PSL Alumni which is a federation of alumni associations of PSL's component establishments. It pursues objectives and develops actions that are complementary to those of the École Pratique des Hautes Études, namely:

• To help create an identity for EPHE graduates and to promote the image of EPHE and PSL at the national and international levels;
• To set up a directory of alumni;
• To enable the members of the network to coordinate and communicate effectively;
• To share job and internship offers between members in order to facilitate professional integration and to help students find internships;
• To organize professional or festivecevents to encourage meetings and cohesion between members of the Association;
• To relay information from EPHE and PSL.

Any current or former student or non-degree student at EPHE can join the Association by sending a request to:
President: Raphaël Fauches


Union PSL is an association dedicated to the development of student life between PSL institutions. The Association facilitates the communication of associative news between all the PSL component institutions, organizes cultural and festive events with a view to bringing together students from all the institutions and supports the student associations in their functioning. The Union PSL website offers the opportunity to discover its activities and to join the team and launch new projects.
Presidents : Julien Chérin (Chimie ParisTech) and Henri Souville (Mines ParisTech)


More than 5,000 PSL students take part in sports, with some 30 sports disciplines offered by PSL. PSL-Sport welcomes all PSL students, teachers and staff, offering a very wide range of sports activities for individual practice as well as in team and competitive sports. All the sports sites are located in the heart of Paris with schedules adapted to university life: midday or in the evening from 6pm. To register, simply fill out the registration form on or register directly on the "PSL-Sport" application which is available to download on the site.

PSL Symphony Orchestra and Choir - OSC-PSL

The PSL Orchestra & Choir is open to all PSL University students and staff. Its repertoire matches its image: eclectic, innovative and original, it includes the most varied styles of music from works of the great classical repertoire to forgotten or contemporary composers, jazz, gospel and musicals. The concerts are also accessible to PSL students at a preferential rate (5 €).
More information on:

Scientific Mediation: The Espace Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

A bridge between the public and the scientific world imagined in 1994 by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, the Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (ESPGG) is the general public space of ESPCI Paris and PSL University. It is both an activity centre for the general public and an innovation laboratory for scientific mediation, at the interface between science, culture, art and society. It offers an open space encouraging exchanges, meetings and joint reflection between researchers, teachers, students, journalists, artists, narrators and anyone curious about science and culture.
Exhibitions, scientific events, conferences for the general public, training courses in scientific communication but also fun events and surprising evenings: find all about the ESPGG programme on

The Associative and Cultural Centre

In addition to the facilities related to research and training, the Condorcet Campus has from the outset focused on areas related to campus life. The Associative and Cultural Centre will include two facilities: an 80 square-metre forum and a 150 square-metre multipurpose room which will host conferences, festive activities or sports activities. Student associations will also be able to have permanent offices in one of the five association offices.