Whether for refugees, displaced populations or migrants, camps are a new feature of global society. Renowned expert and author Michel Agier details the many complex facets of a phenomenon that affects some 20 million people worldwide.
Recent scientific news from France, or related to France and the USA, about discoveries, research policy and organizations.
CNRS international magazine - No.37 - Spring 2015 – Life on the Margins of the World Two French companies receive the "Patents for Humanity Award"
The "Patents for Humanity Award" from the US Patent Office is a highly selective international competition, rewarding innovations for humanitarian purposes. Two French companies were named among the 10 laureates in 2015. Nutriset and Sanofi were honored at a ceremony held on April 20, at the White House with representatives of the Embassy of France in Washington (INPI Representative and the Counsellor for Science and Technology). Each of these innovations has been developed through a public-private partnership with public research laboratories.
Joseph Sifakis elected Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy
This institution was created in 1780 and its members include 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members including more than 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
OS&T 2014 Activity report
Through its various offices in the US, the broad spectrum of topics covered, and the various programs it implements, the team of the OS&T is at the service of French science and technology insitutions: research organizations, universities and schools, technology transfer centers, industry, scientific community abroad…
Visit of a delegation from the City of Bordeaux in Los Angeles
A delegation from the city of Bordeaux, led by Ms. Virginie Calmels, Deputy Mayor of Economy, Employment and Sustainable Growth, traveled to Los Angeles in April 2015 to explore Los Angeles’ start-ups and innovators. The delegation specifically visited the following accelerators: "USC Viterbi Startup Garage" (Marina Del Rey), "Mucker Lab" (Santa Monica), "French Accelerator" (Marina Del Rey); as well as the "LA Cleantech Incubator" (Los Angeles).
4th French-American Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation
On March 31, the fourth United States - France Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on Science and Technology Cooperation took place in Washington, D.C., featuring opening remarks by leaders from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research and the U.S. Department of State.
Visits of the President of OPECST, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Déaut, in Los Angeles, CA, Albuquerque, NM, and Phoenix, AZ
Mr. Jean-Yves Le Déaut, député and president of the Parliamentary Office for Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Options (Office Parlementaire d’Évaluation des Choix Scientifiques et Technologiques - OPECST), participated on March 16, 2015, to a roundtable about nuclear waste management in France at the WM2015 (Waste Management 2015) conference.
CNRS International Magazine - No.36 - Winter 2015 – The Ongoing Battle against Fraud
Scientific fraud, long downplayed or even denied, is now taken very seriously and has prompted a global response at all levels of research. Our special report investigates the causes, extent, and consequences of this shameful dysfunction of science, as well as the measures being implemented to eradicate it.
ERC « Consolidator » grants: CNRS leading European organizations
This program rewards excellent researchers who have 7-12 years of experience after their PhD. Of the 372 projects selected, 53 are based in France. CNRS leads the way with 25 grantees.
Publication of the French National Strategy for Research
The French National Strategy for Research (FNSR) has just been published. Devised with the expert opinion obtained from the wider scientific and academic community, including the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the research alliances, the competitiveness clusters and industrial stakeholders, during a public consultation, the FNSR aligns with the European policies for science and innovation and the Horizon 2020 programme, focusing on three priorities: Excellent science, Industrial leadership and Societal challenges