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| CNRS Facts a w 38 nd Figures cnrs I international magazine Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, the CNRS is the largest fundamental research organization in Europe. The CNRS is involved in all scientific fields through ten specialized institutes dedicated to: q Life sciences q Physics q Nuclear and Particle Physics q Chemistry q Mathematics q Information technologies q Earth sciences and Astronomy q Humanities and Social sciences q Environmental sciences and Sustainable development q Engineering CNRS research units are either fully funded and managed by the CNRS, or run in partnership with universities, other research organizations, or industry. They are spread across France, and employ a large number of permanent researchers, engineers, technicians, and administrative staff. The CNRS annual budget represents onequarter of French public spending on civilian research. This budget is co-funded by the public sector and by the CNRS, whose revenue streams include EU research contracts and royalties on patents, licenses, and services provided. CNRS’s 2014 budget is €3.27 billion. The CNRS employs some 34,000 staff, including 11,400 researchers and 14,200 engineers and technicians. About 93% of its 1200 research units are joint laboratories with universities and industry. DERCI, an office dedicated to European and international collaborations. The CNRS carries out research activities throughout the world, in collaboration with local partners, thus pursuing an active international policy. The European Research and International Cooperation Department (Direction Europe de la recherche et coopération internationale (DERCI)) coordinates and implements CNRS policies in Europe and worldwide, and maintains direct relations with its institutional partners abroad. To carry out its mission, the DERCI relies on a network of 11 representative offices abroad, as well as on science and technology offices in French embassies around the world. Contact information: > derci@cnrs-dir.fr website: > www.cnrs.fr/derci Trimestriel - Janvier 2014 Editorial Offices: 3 rue Michel Ange / F-75794 Paris cedex 16 Phone: +33 (0)1 44 96 53 88 Email: cnrs-magazine@cnrs-dir.fr Website: www.cnrs.fr CNRS (headquarters): 3 rue Michel Ange / F-75794 Paris cedex 16 Publisher: Alain Fuchs Editorial Director: Brigitte Perucca Deputy Editorial Director: Fabrice Impériali Editor: Isabelle Tratner Production Manager: Laurence Winter Writers: Stéphanie Arc, Émilie Badin, Julien Bourdet, Claire Debôves, Denis Delbecq, Eddy Delcher, Fabrice Demarthon, Marion Girault-Rime, Arby Gharibian, Mathieu Grousson, Brett Kraabel, Séverine Lemaire-Duparcq, Fui Lee Luk, Mark Reynolds, Aurélie Sobocinski, Clémentine Wallace Translation Manager: Valerie Herczeg Copy Editors: Saman Musacchio and Valerie Herczeg Graphic Design: Céline Hein Iconography: Anne-Emmanuelle Hery Cover Illustration: J. E. Ross/Corbis Photoengraving: Scoop Communication / F- 92100 Boulogne Printing: Groupe Morault, Imprimerie de Compiègne – 2, avenue Berthelot – Zac de Mercières – BP 60524 – 60205 Compiègne Cedex ISSN 1778-1442 AIP 0001308 CNRS Photos are available at: phototheque@cnrs-bellevue.fr ; http://phototheque.cnrs.fr All rights reserved. Partial or full reproduction of articles or illustrations is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from CNRS. international magazine The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a governmentfunded research organization under the administrative authority of France’s Ministry of Research. q CNRS ’s headquarters in Paris. © N. Tiget /CNRS Phototh èque key figures the CNRS supports scientific collaborative structured projects acros the world 293 International Programs for Scientific Cooperation (PICS) 158 International Associated Laboratories (LIA) 105 International Research Networks (GDRI) 30 International Joint Units (UMI)


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