The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) is among the world’s leading research institutions. Its scientists explore the living world, matter, the Universe, and the functioning of human societies in order to meet the major challenges of today and tomorrow. Internationally recognised for the excellence of its scientific research, the CNRS is a reference in the world of research and development, as well as for the general public. Present in all fields of knowledge, the CNRS ranks among the leading global research institutions for its excellent research and innovation achievements and in 2020, the ranked 4th in the world in the international ranking of scientific institutions in the journal Nature.
An interdisciplinary public research organisation under the administrative supervision of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, it boasts a budget of 3.3 billion Euros, 33,000 dedicated researchers and 1,140 research laboratories in France and internationally.