INRS University (Institut national de la recherche scientifique)


  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff501-1000
  • HeadquartersCanada
  • Founded1969
INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique) is one of Canada’s top universities in terms of research intensity (funding per faculty member). It brings together 150 professors, over 700 graduate and postgraduate students, and a hundred postdoctoral researchers at four centers in Montreal, Québec City, Laval, and Varennes. Conducting applied and fundamental research essential to the advancement of science in Quebec and around the world, our research teams plays a critical role in finding solutions to problems facing our society. Founded in 1969, INRS is one of the nine establishments that make up the Université du Québec network.  INRS is renowned for its research performance and high-quality training provided by 150 professors. Its small size is also an asset: Professors are able to meet, guide, and work closely with each individual student throughout the training period. In some cases, these collaborative relationships extend to postdoctoral studies. Students completing their master’s or doctoral degrees at one of the 4 INRS centers acquire and develop skills in a truly inspiring environment. Human resources at your service INRS employs over 650 staff members offering the skills of 60 occupations and services. The count as of fall 2010 was 150 professors; 64 honorary, emeritus, and associate professors; 39 research associates; 165 research professionals and assistants; 131 technicians; 61 office employees and technical assistants; and 18 administrators (41% women) including four senior administrators.

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  • Canada (headquarters)
  • Quebec
  • 490, rue de la Couronne Québec