Heritage, Creation and transfer of knowledge, Education

Activities of this pole focus mainly on the construction of different societies, their governing rules and administrative systems, their cultural identities and their ways of representation and thinking, the organization of their knowledge transmission, formation and communication. Research is also very active on the studies of tangible heritage thanks to the Center of Excellence Patrima. This pole brings together activities of research centers working on the evolution of writing forms, speeches, aesthetic concepts, ideological schemes, as well as the evolution of artistic productions and history of philosophy.


AGORA Center for Research in Civilizations, History, Literature and Heritage

AGORA is a research laboratory on societies’ analysis and their writings, with 74 researchers and 80 PhD students: historians, civilizationists, literary, language and communication specialists, and archaeologists.

For any further information please contact the director Pr. Isabelle Prat: isabelle.steffen-prat @

BONHEURS Well-being, Organization, Numerical, Habitability, Education, Universality, Relation, Knowledge

BONHEURS works on happiness: It is also an acronym for happiness which means (in French) B as well-being, O as organization, N as numerical, H as habitability, E as education, U as universality, R as relation,S like  knowledge. Our scientific project investigates conditions of wellbeing in organizations and mainly welfare devices in training and education organizations. our idea is to work on the impact of the devices on the school climate and to see the effects on the students' academic success. In short, to think of happiness as much as an output as the input of the school system. It is about thinking both the efficient welfare devices for both teachers and students.

For any further information please contact the director Pr. Béatrice mabillon-bonfils : (beatrice.mabilon @

EMA School, Changes, Learnings

EMA is an Educational Research unit whose scholars belong to several academic disciplines: geography, philosophy, language sciences and French philology, educational sciences, social and political studies. The research unit is mainly devoted to the social, didactic and vocational stakes of radical contemporary changes. The goal of the research program carried on is to understand how contemporary societal changes affect school systems, and to investigate emerging issues and stakes that pave the way to future schooling.

For any further information please contact the deputy director Pr. Valérie Becquet: valerie.becquet @ or Pr. Marie-Laure Elalouf : marie-laure.elalouf @

LDAR Laboratory of Didactics André Revuz - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

The research activity of the team (40 researchers, 20 PhD candidates) focus on the didactics of mathematics, physics and chemistry In this field, the LDAR develops fundamental and applied research following three directions: Scientific Knowledge : nature, circulation, evolution / Coherence, continuity and ruptures in the teaching and learning sciences / Practices and professional development of teachers and teacher educators in science.

For any further information please contact the director Pr. Cécile de Hosson: cecile.dehosson @

LT2D Lexicons, Texts, Discourses, Dictionaries

Fundamental and applied research conducted by members of the LT2D research lab focuses on lexicon (lexicology and lexicography) in French and other languages. It aims at providing descriptions and explanations of natural phenomena observed in texts, discourses and dictionaries. It explores contemporary and historical facts using both linguistics and interdisciplinary approach to various ways of expressing ideas.

For any further information please contact the director Pr. Christophe Rey: christophe.rey @

PARAGRAPHE Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Research on Role of Information Technology in Education

For any further information please contact the director Pr. Imad Saleh:

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