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IIRISA and the world: Mission and activities

visuel RIThe IRISA international relations team’s core mission is to build, promote and enhance international cooperation in ICTS. Indeed, international relations are intended to promote collaboration with the best international researchers, research teams, laboratories, and academic partners in our field, through a high level of quality science.
IRISA’s goal is to boost its international profile and recruit quality foreign scientists.

The department’s main roles are as follows:
• Seek out and develop international cooperation and partnership agreements
• Coordinate and assist international mobility for researchers, teaching assistants, and doctoral candidates
• Support the creation and supervision of international exchange programmes
•  Advise and assist IRISA projects in compiling submission files.

The IRISA IR cell regularly publishes details of international exchange programmes. These programmes are funded by IRISA partners: Université Rennes 1, CNRS, ENS Cachan, INSA Rennes, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its counterparts in other countries, and other bodies such as INRIA...

This international development policy has enabled IRISA to consolidate its teaching through research. On 1 February 2014, 55% of doctoral candidates were foreign nationals. The number of theses in joint supervision increased by 50% in 2013. It cannot be denied that IRISA is a multicultural forum for the exchange of scientific knowledge.

Its targeted and sustained excellence partnerships and participation in prestigious European and international networks help promote a policy of active cooperation in direct liaison with IRISA partners.

The numerous bilateral agreements between the trustees, Université Rennes 1 and their partners promote mobility for their researchers and teaching staff.


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Key figures for 2013 (non-exhaustive)

  • 2 incoming mobility grants for doctoral candidates
  • 4 outgoing mobility grants for doctoral candidates
  • 18 joint supervision
  • 80 guest professor

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