The École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), created in 1975, is one of the main poles of humanities and social sciences in Europe. It is unique in the French higher education and research landscape, both due to its interdisciplinary intellectual project, its training-through-research model, its international roots as well as openness to the society.

EHESS brings together teacher-researchers and students from all over the world (more than 3,000 in total), as well as administrative and technical research support staff. The school is located in Paris, at the Condorcet Campus in Aubervilliers, Toulouse, Lyon and Marseille, and hosts nearly 40 research units. It hosts visiting teacher-researchers and has its own publishing house: Éditions de l'EHESS.