As part of its general policy, Inria is pursuing regional development in close collaboration with universities, Grandes Ecoles, engineering schools and research organisations. The aim is to promote the emergence of world-class centres of excellence in France in the field of information and communication science and technologies.
Joint teams with many universities and schools
Of the centre's 38 research teams, nineteen are joint ventures with Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris Diderot, Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée and Versailles Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines universities, the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, the École Normale Supérieure de Paris, and the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées.
Training through research
Working closely with the universities and schools of the Île-de-France region, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt attaches particular importance to training through and for the benefit of research. It contributes to the Ile-de-France region's main Masters programmes in Information and Communication Science and Technologies and always has around 150 PhD students working in its teams.
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57 researchers teach at universities or Grandes Ecoles in the Île-de-France region
Inria's researchers and engineers take part in a number of second- and particularly third-level postgraduate teaching programmes at universities and Grandes Ecoles.
Inria Paris-Rocquencourt is a member of the Digiteo thematic network for advanced research. This network brings together the expertise of six establishments (the CEA, the CNRS, SUPELEC, the Ecole Polytechnique and Paris-Sud 11 University) to work on the design and development of software-heavy systems.