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Sciences for all

Heading towards scientific culture

Groupe enfants  LilloSciences 2009 © INRIA / Photo C. Dupont

Computer sciences today play an essential role in our economy and society. It is important to make them comprehensible. Inria has set up a range of cultural and educational contents aimed at all those with an interest in science, along with pupils and teachers. Its objective? To distribute and enable understanding and appropriation of computer sciences by all.

Our network of regional partners

Over the years, the Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée research centre has forged ties with a number of partners in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) region. Territorial communities, local education authorities, schools, secondary schools, multimedia libraries, research bodies, associations, etc. All share the same objective: to ensure the sharing of scientific culture and transmit the passion for sciences to as many people as possible.

The Centre participates in the "Science culture in schools and apprentice training centres (CFA)" system put in place by the PACA regional council. These conferences aim to awaken the curiosity of school pupils and apprentices in scientific culture, present them with the diversity of the different research careers and show them how technologies can help in confronting society’s major challenges.

The Centre also contributes to the diffusion of scientific culture, working actively in conjunction with a number of different schools.

The Centre is a member of PERSAN, the association for the development of the Sophia Antipolis Nice teaching and research Centre. This network groups together all of the public research and higher-education bodies present in the Alpes-Maritimes département.

Our scientific culture offer

Are you students? Teachers? Or simply interested in science? Inria offers you a wide range of cultural contents and documentary resources. Interstices,  the Jacques Morgenstern colloquium, th e digital display window, etc. are all places of scientific culture.


Interstices is a site of scientific culture. Launched on Inria’s initiative and created by researchers, it is the first information site open to the general public to be entirely dedicated to information and communication science and technology.


Fuscia is an initiative that is founded on a partnership with the Unit (Digital university of engineering and technology) and the Unisciel (University of sciences online). The site offers a large number of online resources as well as a reception office to answer any questions you may have concerning your documentary research, and also to put you in contact with computer-science researchers.

Digital display window

  The digital display window offers a fun virtual visit of the research centre at Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée. The site offers a labyrinth of the teams, a gallery of researchers, demos and ancient objects.

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