A State-run institute under double contract with the Ministries in charge of Culture and National Education, Higher Education and Research and an associated member of the Comue Université de Lyon, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Saint-Etienne provides training that is both professional and academic and is designed to provide the essential fundamentals for entering and working in the Architecture profession while also offering research possibilities.

ENSASE has 600 students, 150 graduates a year, four Master’s studies sectors, 30 exchange agreements abroad, 5.300 square meters in the town centre, a documentary centre for 16.000 books and publications, a public space and atmosphere area, City and Urban Environment Master’s distinction, a “transformations” research laboratory, a theme-based scientific network entitled “Rural Space and Spatial Project”.

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