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About CNRS

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The National Centre for Scientific Research is a French public organization under the responsibility of the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research.

The main mission of CNRS is to generate knowledge for the benefit of society.

A pluridisciplinary institution, it covers all scientific disciplines, including the humanities and social sciences, biological sciences, nuclear and particle physics, information sciences, engineering and systems, physics, mathematical sciences, chemistry, Earth sciences and astronomy, and ecology and the environment. Structured in 10 institutes each focusing on one of these fields, CNRS promotes interdisciplinary research.

It is the main research agency in France with 32,000 staff and 1,025 research units, 95% of which are joint units with universities and industry.

CNRS in international rankings

CNRS delivers high-quality research and is consistently ranked as a top research institution worldwide.

Nature Index
With a total of 4971 articles, CNRS topped the Nature Index in 2014, and is maintaining its rank in 2015 (monthly updates).

Global Scimago Institutions Ranking
CNRS topped the Scimago Institutions Ranking in 2014 in number of articles. It also ranks 1st for innovation, in a ranking based on patents.

Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators
CNRS also appears in the Top 100 Global Innovators ranking by Thomson Reuters in 2014, one of the 6 scientific research institutions to do so.
It recently took 5th place in the Reuters TOP 25 Global Innovators ranking for publicly-funded research.

For more information, please explore the CNRS website.