Working at the crossroads of computer sciences and mathematics, over the last 40 years Inria's researchers have been developing the scientific foundations for a new field of learning: computational sciences.
When associated with other scientific disciplines, computational sciences can be used to offer new concepts, languages, methods and teaching aids which open up new avenues for exploration and understanding of complex phenomena. Working in project-teams, Inria researchers mix fundamental and applied research in an innovative blend to produce their results.
The institute's 179 teams, the majority of which are joint teams with other major French or international research bodies, are comprised of around twenty researchers working on a shared project for a period of 4 to 8 years.
Inria is France's only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. It hosts over 1000 young researchers each year.