Reinvent digital


The challenges of the digital transformation require innovative and interdisciplinary research approaches.

That’s why we strongly encourage our academic staff to form multidisciplinary teams and try out new ideas. At ENS, we provide you with excellent research conditions and comprehensive support for both senior and early-stage researchers. As part of our vibrant academic community of economists, lawyers, social scientists and technical experts in computer science, you benefit from interdisciplinary perspectives and international exchange.

Researching at ENS is based on close project-related cooperation between professors, academic staff and students. We look for intellectual challenges and reject any constraining boundaries of mono-disciplinarity. In principle, research projects at ENS are trans- or interdisciplinary in nature. They include a broad variety of research areas, such as new forms of political legitimacy, changing structures of production and consumption, the analysis of new emerging social structures and ethics in an ever more automatized world.

Projects at ENS will often involve non-academic expertise and are planned to be integrated in European or international scientific networks. With our research, we moreover aim at providing relevant insights for non-academic actors from politics, economy and civil society.

ENS PhD program

Our PhD program is designed to provide excellent research conditions for scholars from all disciplines. As PhD candidate, you hold a three-year TVL13/65% position at ENS that can be extended twice and benefit from a tailor-made program adapted to your individual needs. It holds detailed agreements with your supervisor, the regular opportunity for exchange in a scientific colloquium and access to a mentoring team including external mentors.

Additionally, you receive support at all stages of your career, including workshops, advice on publication strategies and new techniques for presenting your results. You want to kick-off your academic career? Check out our career section for open calls for application.

ENS Fellowship Program

Starting in 2021, ENS will host two Fellowship Programs that offer scientists from all over the world the opportunity to join a lively and creative academic community. As Fellow of the Hannah Arendt Fellowship, you are an experienced post-doc scientist and bring your own research project to profit from an excellent infrastructure and vibrant exchange opportunities with senior scientists.

The John Dewey Fellowship offers junior scholars the unique opportunity to join one of the various ENS projects or programmes and extend their scientific experience in an international team.

Our program for Visiting Fellows offers scientists who are active in one of our core research areas the opportunity to spend time at ENS upon invitation by a member of the Core Faculty. You can join us as a Visiting Fellow, being offered a workplace and access to all facilities and scientific resources of the European New School. The duration of the stay usually varies between two and six months.

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Building: Collegium Polonicum (CP)
Ul. Kosciuszki 1
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