Partnerships in Vietnam

CNRS partnerships in Vietnam

International Research Laboratory

International Research Laboratories are the more mature level of organization for international cooperation. They are genuine joint laboratories located within partner universities, and they bring together researchers, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, engineers, and technicians from both the CNRS and the partner institutions for 5-years mandates. Those initial mandates are often extended so their global duration can reach 15 years or even more.


The signing institutions of the IRL FMVA are CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Université d’Orléans & Université de Tours, Université Paris 13, Université Paris 8, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (VIASM).

The IRL FMVA is currently directed by Pr Marc Peigné (Université de Tours).  It is one of the 75 IRL developed by the CNRS with strategic partners across the world and the only IRL in Vietnam.

International Research Networks

International Research Networks will structure and gather a large international scientific community around a common theme or à research infrastructure. It promotes the organization of international workshops and seminars, as well as thematic schools. It brings together, for a duration of five years, researchers from several French and international laboratories, and several countries can be involved in one network.

Managed by Dr. Adèle Esposito Andujar (CNRS), the international research network CREMA (Documenting & Mapping the Heritages of the Ordinary City) examines, in a comparative perspective on the scale of South-East Asia, the processes by which associative and professional actors, in synergy with communities of inhabitants, attribute heritage values to the places of everyday life (residential and commercial districts) that make up the “ordinary city”. It will be effective from 2022 to 2026.

The International Research Network Paleobiodiverity in South-east Asia is managed on the French side, by Dr. Valery ZEITOUN, CNRS research director at the Centre de Recherche en Paléontologie, Paris (UMR7207) with the administrative support of Angelina BASTOS. It has been launched in January 2015 and renewed in 2019.