EHESS is a leading French institution for higher education, specialising in research and research training in social sciences, including the study of the relations between the latter and natural and life sciences. EHESS also employs many of France’s greatest scholars and hosts more than 80 research centres and 22 doctoral programmes.
The main areas of specialisation at EHESS include: history, literary theory, linguistics, philosophy, philology, sociology, anthropology, economics, cognitive science, demographics, geography, archaeology, psychology, law, and mathematics. The institution’s main focus, however, is on interdisciplinary research within these fields. It offers high-level programmes for advanced students, intended to lead to research careers. EHESS is also a founding member of the Paris Universitas – a union of 6 Parisian universities.