École française d’Extrême-Orient
The French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), one of five French Schools abroad, is primarily a research establishment.
The only French establishment entirely dedicated to Asian studies, the EFEO has, for over a century, represented a tradition of fundamental research in the field, from India to Japan. If EFEO is mostly concerned with research in Human sciences (archaeology, philology, anthropology, linguistics, etc.), it also addresses contemporary problematics. Its 42 researcher-professors carrying out fieldwork, the EFEO has gradually developed 18 centres and branches in 12 Asian countries, which enables it to call upon the expertise of a large network of Asian academics and to lead international projects, notably European projects on Asia. The EFEO’s headquarters, its library, its central photographic collection – one of the largest in Europe in the discipline – and its archives, are located in Paris.