Centre National dela Reserche Scientifique-France
Centre National de la Reserche Scientifique-France (CNRS), founded in Paris in 1939, is the largest governmental, interdisciplinary research organization in France. Its guiding principle is to produce knowledge for the benefit and development of all societies. With 26,000 permanent staff and around 1,300 laboratories, it publishes more than 20,000 papers in peer-reviewed journals each year. It covers all fields of science, nurtures science-driven research and encourages new generations of scientists. Its core policy is to partner on collaborative actions of mutual interest and to develop not only bilateral, but also multilateral programs of cooperation.