Who we are

French National Institute for Agricultural Research

INRA is Europe’s top agricultural research institute and the world’s number two centre for the agricultural sciences. Its scientists are working towards solutions for society’s major challenges.   

  

Chercheurs dans un champ de céréales.. © INRA, Sophie Formisano
Chercheurs dans un champ de céréales. © INRA, Sophie Formisano

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Our job:

to explore, understand, experiment and think ahead

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Our goal:

to give people freedom of choice and the ability to innovate

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Our specialties:

Food, nutrition, agriculture and the environment

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Our focal issues:

Competitiveness, regional land use, health, sustainable development and bioeconomy

14 Sep 2018
San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment © ASCB

INRA signs the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

On 27 August 2018, Philippe Mauguin, President of INRA, signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment, which aims to improve how science research is evaluated. INRA’s commitment to this global initiative reflects the Institute’s consideration and methodical developments in this area, from how a journal’s reputation is determined in a particular field or broadening the scope of assessment to the diversity of activities and products of targeted research.

19 Jul 2018
20 Jun 2018
On 23 May 2018, Philippe Mauguin, President of INRA; Alain Schuhl, Deputy Director General in Charge of Scientific Affairs at CNRS; Pascal Loubière, Deputy Director of the Joint Research Unit for the Engineering of Biological Systems and Processes (INRA, CNRS, INSA Toulouse) for INSA Toulouse; Matthew Chang, Director of the SynCTI Laboratory for the National University of Singapore; and Benjamin Seet, Executive Director of the Biotransformation Innovation Platform, signed a letter of intent to create a new international associated laboratory (LIA) in systems biology and synthetic biology applied to the bioeconomy. © Christophe Maitre

Systems biology, synthetic biology and bioeconomy: INRA, CNRS and INSA Toulouse join forces in Southeast Asia

On 23 May 2018, Philippe Mauguin, President of INRA; Alain Schuhl, Deputy Director General in Charge of Scientific Affairs at CNRS; Pascal Loubière, Deputy Director of the Joint Research Unit for the Engineering of Biological Systems and Processes (INRA, CNRS, INSA Toulouse) for INSA Toulouse; Matthew Chang, Director of the SynCTI Laboratory for the National University of Singapore; and Benjamin Seet, Executive Director of the Biotransformation Innovation Platform, signed a letter of intent to create a new international associated laboratory (LIA) in systems biology and synthetic biology applied to the bioeconomy.

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