One of the Muséum’s founding missions, its teaching benefits from the establishment’s extensive collections and multidisciplinary research.


Interdisciplinary training
The Muséum provides innovative science education which benefits from a continuous dialogue between researchers, teacher-researchers and primary and secondary school teachers. Drawing on its innovative research activities and its prestigious collections, the Muséum has a very wide range of areas of study. Whether the training programmes are for students, PhD students, teachers or professionals, they all include a strong interdisciplinary component, inherent in the simultaneous presence of natural, human and social sciences.

Training at the heart of the Muséum’s professions
The Muséum provides initial and continuing training consisting of:

  • a Masters in "Evolution, natural heritage and societies" (6 specialisms)
  • a "Natural and Human Sciences" graduate school
  • a CPD centre for primary and secondary school teachers

Research experts and teachers are trained within the establishment in 4 areas of expertise:

  • the description and cataloguing of natural entities and their historical interpretation
  • the understanding of the innermost processes of living things, their evolution and dynamics, from the molecular and genomic level to the biotope level
  • the understanding of Man’s cultural and evolutionary history and relationships between societies, environments and ecosystems past and present
  • the sharing of scientific knowledge with all segments of the public

Key figures

Around 350 students per year, including 200 Masters students and 150 PhD students
3,000 teachers trained every year