The Pierre and Marie Curie University is today France’s cutting edge in science and medicine. Bringing together researchers and students (4000 researchers and 300 teaching-researchers, 3000 engineers, technicians, administrative and service staff and 31000 students) this university is today France’s first in its particular field, the sixth European university in the Shanghai classification and 39th in the world.


Created in 1964, the National Institute of Health and Medical Research is a state run establishment with scientific and technological characteristics. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Research run it jointly.

The CHNO of the Quinze-Vingts has a long and rich history.

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research.