International Research Laboratory Formath Vietnam


Creation date: 2008
Pr. Marc Peigné



The signing institutions of the IRL Formath Vietnam 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 National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

The IRL Formath 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.

In Singapore, the partner labs are

  • the Department of Mathematic (NUS);
  • the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (NTU).

In Vietnam, the partner labs are

  • the Vietnam Academy of Science (VAST);
  • the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (VIASM).

In France, the historical partner labs are

  • the LAGA ( Laboratoire Analyse, Géométrie et Applications, CNRS et Université Paris 13);
  • the MITSIC (UFR Mathématiques, Informatique, Technologies, Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication, Université Paris 8);
  • the  IDP (Institut Denis Poisson, CNRS et Universités d’Orléans et de Tours).

Mission and research themes


Bridge top researchers and labs of CNRS, VAST, VIASM, NUS and NTU into fruitful collaborative links and networks around selected topics in mathematics. Promotion of doctoral and postdoctoral collaborations, including the coordination of international masters programs and schools.

Research Axes

  • Algebra, Geometry, Topology, and Discrete Mathematics.
  • Analysis and applications, scientific computing.
  • Optimization and control.
  • Probability, Statistics, Finance

laboratories involved


Université Paris 13: CNRS – LAGA
Université Paris 8: MITSIC
Université Toulouse I, II et III – INSA – CNRS: IMT
Universités d’Orléans et de Tours – CNRS:  IDP
Université Grenoble Alpes – CNRS:  IJF
Université de  Nice Sophia Antipolis – CNRS: Laboratoire Jean-Alexandre Dieudonné
Aix Marseille Université – Ecole Centrale de Marseille – CNRS:  I2M
Université de Bordeaux – CNRS:  LaBRI
Université de Nantes – CNRS: Laboratoire Jean Leray
Université de Rennes 2 – CNRS: IRMAR
Université de Lille – CNRS: Laboratoire Paul Painlevé


National University of Singapore:  DPT of Mathematics
Nanyang Technological University: SPSM
Yale-NUS: Science Division
Singapore University of Technology and Design:  Science and Maths Cluster


VAST: Institute of Mathematics
University of Science at VNU Hanoi: Faculty of Mathematics Mechanics Informatics
Hanoi National University of Education: Department of Mathematics and Informatics
University of Science Ho Chi Minh City: Central Lab for Analysis
Saigon University
Ho Chi Minh Pedagogical University
Vinh University