A3 CNRS - Association of Friends and Former/Foreign Members of CNRS
The CNRS currently employs 11,600 scientists (15% of them non French) and 14,400 engineers and support staff, making it France’s largest research institution, both a research operator and a research-funding agency.
CNRS carries out research in all areas of science, technology and society through its ten institutes, two of which have the status of national institutes:
The CNRS is very active internationally, with :
85 exchange agreements (with 60 countries)
5,000 foreign visiting scientists (PhD students, post-docs and visiting researchers)
8 CNRS offices abroad (Beijing, Brussels, Hanoi, Johannesburg, Moscow, Santiago de Chile, Tokyo, Washington)