Partner 3: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS-Cachan)
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS-Cachan) is a prestigious public institution of research and higher education, founded in 1912. It is one of the French ³Grandes Ecoles² which are considered to be the pinnacle of French higher education. With its multidisciplinary departments and their associated research laboratories, ENS de Cachan provides its students with a high-level cultural and scientific training. The other three Ecoles Normales Supérieures (ENS) in France are: ENS de Paris, founded in 1794, ENS de Lyon Sciences and ENS de Lyon LSH (Social Sciences and Humanities). ENS de Cachan is the largest of the four in number of students. An important number of researchers and academics from all over the world visit ENS de Cachan every year, as invited professors, within the framework of different international programs, within scientific events, etc. Seminars and conferences held by foreign scientists are open to students at all levels. Students at ENS de Cachan are therefore permanently immersed in an international environment. A highly multidisciplinary environment represents a very important asset of ENS de Cachan (see Since 2003, the research unit ³Sciences, Techniques, Education, Training² (UMR STEF) is a multidisciplinary laboratory associated to the Institut National de la Recherche Pédagogique. The research is focused on science and technology training and education and on science and technology in society (see The unit has worked for many years on scientific culture and communication on one hand, and on gender and technology on the other hand.

Persons involved:
Dr. Anne-Sophie Godfroy-Genin, has a strong experience of European Research projects. She has been responsible for the scientific coordination and the methodology of several EU funded projects

Dr. André Beraud holds a PhD in French Literature from the University of Grenoble and serves as expert for the European Commission since 2005.

Cloé Pinault, Researcher and she prepares a PhD in anthropology and history and philosophy of science. E-mail:

"Research project funded by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme: "Science in Society"