Inria in a few words

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A public science and technology institution dedicated to computational sciences

Inria, the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics, promotes “scientific excellence for technology transfer and society”. Graduates from the world’s top universities, Inria's 2,700 employees rise to the challenges of digital sciences. With its open, agile model, Inria is able to explore original approaches with its partners in industry and academia and provide an efficient response to the multidisciplinary and application challenges of the digital transformation. Inria is the source of many innovations that add value and create jobs.

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Key figures

Inria's key figures

The National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (Inria) is a public science and technology institution placed under the supervision of the French ministries of research and industry. Below are a few key figures about the Institute.

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Annual report

Annual Report 2013 ©Inria

Overview of the digital world

Inria publishes its 2013 Activity Report online. Through the dedicated website, available in French and English, discover how our researchers devise and build the technologies that will become part of our daily lives; research work which translates into outstanding scientific results as well as innovation, companies, etc. and our social commitment and a responsible approach to mathematics and computer sciences, for the benefit of everyone.

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The people who made Inria

From Jacques-Louis Lions to Gilles Kahn, Inria owes its existence to personalities who have shaped the history of the institute and left a profound mark on their respective eras.

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History of Inria

From the infancy of computer science to the digital dominance of today

From the infancy of computer science to the digital dominance of today, Inria's history dates back more than forty years. We look back at the four key periods in Inria's history:

  • 1967-1973: IRIA tries to find its bearings
  • 1974-1979: the long road to maturity
  • 1980-2000: Inria expands rapidly
  • Inria moves into the 21st century

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