Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique is a government-funded research organisation under the responsibility of the French Ministry of research. With 33000 persons, 1144 research units spread throughout the country, CNRS carries out research in all scientific fields of knowledge and conducts interdisciplinary programmes, one major objective being to improve knowledge, promote interdisciplinarity, ensure economic and technological development or solve complex societal needs. CNRS is the French largest research organization, and the largest European one in terms of publications. CNRS has been awarded in 2017 HR Excellence in Research (HRS4R).