Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, EHESS) is a leading French institution for research and higher education in the social sciences (understood in a broader sense than in English, including the humanities). Its administrative status allows its selection process to be both highly selective and open-minded.

EHESS has educated for decades research and political elites and its professors (known as "directeurs d'études") are famous around the world (from historians such as Braudel or Febvre and anthropologists such as Levi-Strauss to Nobel Prize Jean Tirole through Bourdieu or Derrida).

EHESS is part of Paris Sciences et Lettres with elite French institutions like Ecole Normale Supérieure Ulm, Collège de France, Ecole des Mines etc. It is a founding member of both Paris School of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics and Aix Marseille School of Economics, the three French leading centers in Quantitative Economics. As a world leading institution in research and applied research EHESS has exchange programs with world leading universities such as Berkeley, Cambridge, Charles, Columbia, Humboldt, Kyoto, Lomonossov, Michigan, Oxford, Tokyo, the European Institute in Florence, etc. Also, there are many relations and exchange programs with top universities in Asia as there are world-renowned research centers on Asian Studies in EHESS.

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