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An outline of the 9th Framework Programme | CNRS Contribution

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As a contribution to the ongoing reflection around the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9), CNRS President and CEO Antoine Petit has issued ten recommendations to a number of European decision-makers, including the European Commissioner for Research and Innovation, the European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, fourteen MEPs as well as some of his European counterparts. This text was also sent to several French parliamentarians, including the president of the Parliamentary Office for Scientific and Technological Assessment (OPECST).

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2016 A year at the CNRS | Activity Report

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The CNRS Activity Report presents a selection of results derived from top-level scientific research carried out in its laboratories, mostly in collaboration with universities, academic and research institutions, both in France and abroad, as well as businesses. This brochure also highlights the CNRS's strategy in terms of technology transfer, partnerships, and the modernization of its management processes.

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  • 2015 A year at the CNRS - Activity report pdf October 2016
  • 2014 A year at the CNRS - Activity report pdf October 2015
  • 2013 A year at the CNRS - Activity report pdf - October 2014
  • 2012 A year at CNRS - Activity report (pdf) - September 2013
  • 2011 A year at CNRS - Scientific report (pdf) - November 2012
  • 2010 A year at CNRS Scientific report (pdf, 6,54 Mo) July 2011,
    Economic and financial report pdf, 1,44 Mo) June 2011
  • 2009 A year at CNRS - Scientific report (pdf, 878 Ko) - July 2010
  • 2008 A year at CNRS - Scientific report (pdf, 3,36 Mo), Economic and financial report (pdf, 4,93 Mo), Financial report (pdf, 498 Ko) - June 2009
  • 2007 A year at CNRS (pdf, 2,96 Mo) - September 2008

Appeal for the promotion of high-level research in Europe

Research in Europe

The excellence of European research is essential to meet societies' growing expectations with regard to the present and future challenges that they face. To emphasize this need and the urgent necessity to take it into account, the presidents of the CNRS and Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG) have brought together on March 7th the presidents and senior representatives of major European universities, eastern European countries' scientific academies and prestigious research organizations, alongside representatives from industrial groups.

A joint appeal was signed for the promotion of European research, which forms the basis of Europe's competitiveness, productivity and prosperity.

A white paper will soon be issued, featuring all of the participants' contributions.

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The CNRS receives the « HR Excellence in Research » award


On 10 February 2017, the CNRS received the "HR Excellence in Research" award from the European Commission for its Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R). It is thus recognized for its participation in the construction of the European Research Area and for the quality of its human resources policy towards researchers. With its HRS4R action plan, the CNRS is committed to continuous improvement aimed at better implementation of the recommendations of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

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CNRS a driver of innovation

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A leading research player at the heart of scientific, technological and societal challenges, the CNRS provides businesses with solutions for innovation.

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Pushing back the frontiers of science

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The CNRS presentation brochure

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Three parts (pdf - 2,2 Mo)

General public publication


A fully interactive and updated online news site dedicated to the latest CNRS research. Specifically tailored for an international audience, this website is available on all platforms.

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A collection of online multimedia animations accessible on the CNRS website.

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