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.
Updated: July 2012 (2011 figures)
8 research centres located throughout France (Rocquencourt, Rennes, Sophia Antipolis, Grenoble, Nancy, Bordeaux, Lille and Saclay) and a head office in Rocquencourt, near Paris.
- 179 Inria project-teams
- 4,432 scientific publications
- 304 PhDs supported
- 251 active patents
- 111 software programmes registered with France's Software Protection Agency
- 112 technology companies spun off from Inria
- 4,351 members of staff
- including 3,501 scientists
- Total budget: €265.2 m before tax
- Proportion self-financed: 29%
Research at Inria means...
- 3,429 SCIENTISTS, including
- 1,375 researchers and research-lecturers
- 1,273 PhD students
- 262 post-doctoral researchers
- 519 contract workers
- 171 RESEARCH PROJECT-TEAMS
- 4,850 scientific publications
- 271 ACTIVE PATENTS
- 111 SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS registered with the Agency to protect our programs
Key dates at a glance
- 1967: IRIA is founded.
- 1979: IRIA becomes Inria.
- 1980-1984: centres are created in Rennes, Sophia Antipolis and Nancy.
- 1985: Inria obtains Public Science and Technology Institution status.
- 1992: the Rhône-Alpes research unit is founded.
- 2008: the Bordeaux, Lille and Saclay research units are founded.
- 2011: Inria change of visual identity.