Research units

ENS Paris-Saclay is a very active centre for research with more than 600 researchers and doctoral students. They work in 13 laboratories, all of which are nationally and internationally recognized.


The laboratories conduct their research in a multidisciplinary environment that really sets the School apart. Exceptional teams and diverse expertise come together in one place to serve the advancement of applied sciences and engineering.

Research institutes

Three interdisciplinary institutes coexist at ENS Paris-Saclay, with the shared aim of breaking down disciplinary barriers in scientific research.

These are:

  • The D'Alembert Institute, which coordinates the research of physics, biology, chemistry and applied physics laboratories on the theme of molecular photonics and its applications in information technology and biotechnology.
  • The Farman Institute, which brings together laboratories in applied mathematics, computer science, mechanics, automation, information and energy to study the theme of complex systems modelling, simulation and experimentation.
  • The Maison des sciences de l'Homme Paris-Saclay, which is a incubator for research projects in the social sciences and humanities across the whole of Université Paris-Saclay.
The research laboratories, which are run jointly with public research organizations such as CNRS and INRIA, are intensifying their collaboration with Université Paris-Saclay's member universities, schools and research centres.