Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

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The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) is a French public research institution (publicly-owned establishment in scientific and technological matters, placed under the supervision of the Ministry for Higher Education and Research). It counts 30,000 employees (including 26,080 tenured staff – 11,664 researchers and 14,416 engineers, technicians and administrative staff). Its 2007 budget amounted to 3,080 billion euros, 513 billion euros of which come from their own resources. With satellites throughout France, the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) officiates in all knowledge domains, through 1260 research and service units.

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