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 @

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 @

LDI Lexis, dictionaries, computing

The research of le LDI is the lexicon to develop or analyze dictionaries using computer science.
- The lexicon represents the basic material that serves as input to the description of languages.
- The dictionary is both a data source and a constructed object.
- Computer science is a tool available to linguists to analyze or develop dictionaries and to design appropriate methodologies for automatic language processing.

For any further information please contact the interim director Pr. Olivier Bertrand: olivier.bertrand @

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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