Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS

The CNRS and its Centre-East Regional Office

The National Center for Scientific Research is a major French research institution and one of the most important in the world. It is under the supervisory authority of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

The CNRS was created 80 years ago to respond to the major challenges of the present and future and its scientists explore life, matter, the Universe and how human societies function. It is internationally recognised for the excellence of its scientific work and is thus a reference within the scientific community, in the broader economic sphere and for the general public.

The CNRS has nearly 32,000 personnel working throughout the whole of France with an overall budget of 3.4 billion euros in 2020. Its 1100 laboratories in France and other countries actively work in all fields of knowledge.

The Centre-East Regional Office supervises the work of 70 operational research and service structures with more than 1195 staff spread over the Grand Est (except Alsace) and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté regions of France who produce over 3500 publications per year. This makes it one of the main public research actors in the region alongside universities, grandes écoles and other national research organisations.