Since 1947, the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (the EHESS - the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences) has pioneered innovative methods and ideas that have contributed to the evolution of the humanities and the social sciences. An interdisciplinary approach, global outlook and esprit critique are cornerstones of the EHESS philosophy, one that has supported the undertakings of some of the most well-known French scholars, such as Fernand Braudel, Pierre Bourdieu, Jacques Derrida, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Françoise Héritier and Thomas Piketty.

The EHESS is a graduate-only research institution that gathers scholars from all over the world committed to the study of contemporary societies seen within their broadest cultural and historical context. With its high percentage of international students and faculty, the EHESS has created a unique global academic network. With over 1,000 yearly round-table seminars, in which faculty and guest scholars present and discuss their current research with students, the EHESS occupies a central position in French intellectual life.

People: The EHESS has 252 full time members of Faculty. The School warmly encourages applications from students and academics from other institutions and countires to become Visiting Scholars. THe EHESS supports its Faculty and Visiting Scholars in growing a global network of research collaborators.

Places:The EHESS has its main base in Paris with three regional campuses in Marseille, Lyon, and Toulouse. Visiting Scholars can find information on coming to and living in Paris in the Study with us tab.

Leadership: The actual President of the EHESS is Pierre-Cyrille Hautcœur.

Board :

Liora Israël, Board Secretary

Jérôme Dokic, Director of Teaching and Student Affairs

Etienne de la Vaissière, Research Officer

Gisèle Sapiro, International Officer