Study at CRI

Our educational and research programs

Active at the crossroads of research and education, CRI advocates for innovative pedagogy putting the student at the heart of their own learning experience through projects, research and societal challenges.

CRI develops educational and research programs, from preschool to highschool with Savanturiers - Ecole de Le Recherche and from Bachelor to PhD including lifelong learning, within the Université de Paris.

FDV Licence

The Frontiers of Life Bachelor (FdV) is for students who are curious about science and particularly life sciences. It is designed for high school students, with a scientific background, who have a good level in English, are self-driven, enjoy teamwork, and are interested in the diploma's cross-disciplinary and project-based programme. FdV promotes diversity by recruiting as diverse students as possible. Applications go through a two step process: manual screening followed by interviews for successful candidates. The class is limited to 30 students.

AIRE Master

Each year, we welcome about sixty students in the program. Students are coming from all over the world and from very different backgrounds (educational science, computer science, psychology, economy, design, medicine, humanities, biology, cognitive science, etc.). This diversity is an exceptional opportunity for students to discover the power and efficiency of collaborative and mutual teaching and learning.

You can apply to the first or second year of the Master program, depending on your last academic degree or past professional career.

  • Master 1: students with a bachelor degree or equivalent.
  • Master 2: students with a 1st year of master degree or equivalent.

Foreign students are advised to contact us to check for their eligibility.

The selection is based on proven interest in interdisciplinarity, motivation and previous record, and an interview in mid-May.

FIRE Doctoral School

Applications to the FIRE doctoral school are first reviewed by a pre-selection committee composed of scientific members of the doctoral school council to determine eligibility for the program. Eligible candidates are then invited for an oral presentation of their project in front of an International Scientific Committee (ISC). Students who are deemed eligible by the ISC are admitted to the doctoral school provided they have secured funding.

All PhD students must have a 3-year funding of at least €1 747.20/month (gross). Since the doctoral school is not able to support all the eligible candidates, students and their supervisors are encouraged to apply for funding available from other institutions and organizations (more information here).

The hosting labs are committed to support and facilitate the participation of their FIRE PhD students in the doctoral training program and their involvement in CRI activities.

Life Long Learning

Applications to our University Degrees depend on each program.

Research at CRI

Call for fellows

CRI Research seeks candidates at different stages of their career, from postdoctoral young investigators to experienced scientists to join our Collaborary as team leaders. The call for Short-term (3-6 months fellows) Long-term (1-3 years) and Core (5 years) fellows are all currently open. We welcome projects at the intersection of Open Health, Open Synthetic and Systems Biology, Open AI, Open Learning, and Open Phronesis.

Our researchers thrive in dynamic environments, are inspired and motivated by daily interactions with diverse peers, work best in teams, comfortably mix disciplines, straddle field boundaries and explore uncharted domains. They actively contribute to cross-CRI activities including teaching and mentorship and spark collaborative projects that can be successfully piloted here but eventually forked, reused, and remixed by others, outside of CRI. Join them!

Truly unique place to research and collaborate - Alice Motion, CRI Research alumna

I discovered new ways of working on a research problem - without borders between research fields and people - Liubov Tupikina, CRI Research fellow

N.B. All research activities are happening in English

Work at CRI

Job openings

You want to contribute to projects that raise our society and have an impact on our world.

You want to work in an international environment where collective intelligence, collaboration and experimentation prevail, where the work culture is characterized by caring, respect, the right to make mistakes and freedom of thought.

You are authentic, interested in non-profit, autonomous, optimistic.

You believe in the power of research, education and lifelong learning.

You want to work in a pleasant and collaborative environment.

These jobs are made for you !

  • 69 employees
  • 39 women / 30 men
  • Private and public contracts
Mentor at CRI

Call for volunteers

An essential factor in mentoring and the basis for the learning society, trust facilitates learning, mobilizes everyone's energies and promotes collective creative thoughts via critically assessing ideas, without criticizing individuals. It enables learners to expose and overcome differences of opinion, to share and build together. It is based on the requirement of the integrity and competence of each other and caring for each other.

CRI recruist mentors for several programs :