Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
The National Center for Scientific Research is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research. A pluridisciplinary institution, it covers all scientific disciplines.
Key figures :
- 75 years of existence, 20 Nobel prize laureates and 12 Fields medal winners
- 33,000 researchers, engineers and technicians and 10 Institutes and 19 divisions represent it in the regions
- a budget of € 3.3 billion
- 1,100 research and service units, including some 95% in partnership with universities, higher education and research organizations
- 43,000 publications each year (period 2007-2011)
- 35 international joint units and partnership agreements with more than 60 countries
- more than 1,000 start-up companies created and a portfolio of 4,500 patent families
- framework agreements with 25 large companies (French stock exchange) and 103 joint laboratories with industry
On the French Riviera, with 28 laboratories, the CNRS regional office's role includes management assignments, support for laboratories, representation of the organization, stimulating and coordinating the scientific community in the "Côte d'Azur" territory.