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: April 2014 (2013 figures)
172 Inria project-teams
4,500 scientific publications
322 PhDs supported
304 active patents
120 software programmes registered with France's Software Protection Agency
110 start-ups Inria
8 research centres located throughout France (Rocquencourt, Rennes, Sophia Antipolis, Grenoble, Nancy, Bordeaux, Lille and Saclay) and a head office in Rocquencourt, near Paris.
- 4,471 members of staff
- including 3,449 scientists
- Total budget: €233 m
- Proportion self-financed: 37%
Research at Inria means...
3,449 SCIENTISTS, including:
- 1,772 researchers and research-lecturers
- 1,280 PhD students
- 258 post-doctoral researchers
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.