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Study at CRI

Our educational and research programs

By blending research and education, the CRI pursues innovative approaches to learning through projects, research and social engagement in a way that puts students at the centre of their own learning experience.

The CRI’s programme Savanturiers - École de la recherche helps classes ranging from preschool through high school to design and carry out research projects, while through the Université de Paris we offer Bachelor’s through PhD and lifelong-learning degrees.

Frontiers of Life Sciences Bachelor’s

The Frontiers of Life Sciences Bachelor’s degree is aimed at students who are interested in the sciences in general, and the life sciences in particular. If you are a high school student who:

  • is independent,
  • has training in the sciences,
  • speaks a satisfactory level of English,
  • loves to work in teams,
  • wants to take part in a project-based, cross-disciplinary programme,

then this is the programme for you. We foster diversity in the programme by welcoming students from all backgrounds. Prospective students are admitted based on a two-step process: first, their applications must be selected by the admissions team, then chosen candidates will sit for an interview. There are 30 places available in the first-year class.

AIRE Master's

Every year, the AIRE Master’s welcomes around 60 students from all over the world with diverse academic backgrounds in the learning sciences, IT, psychology, economics, design, medicine, human sciences, biology, cognitive science – the list goes on. It’s this rich diversity that makes the programme so extraordinary, offering an education experience that is impactful, non-hierarchical and collaborative.

  • You can apply to the first year of the programme, the Master 1, if you hold a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree.
  • You can apply to the second year of the programme, the Master 2, if you hold a Master 1 degree or an equivalent degree.

Prior professional experience is also taken into account in the admissions process.

Foreign students are encouraged to contact us to find out their eligibility.

Candidates are selected based on their motivation and genuine interest in interdisciplinarity as well as their prior academic performance and the uniqueness of their academic profiles. Chosen candidates will be asked to sit for an interview around mid-May.

FIRE Doctoral School

Eligibility to the FIRE PhD programme is first determined by a pre-selection committee made up of scientific members of the doctoral school council who will review candidate applications. Chosen candidates are then invited to present their projects before the CRI’s International Scientific Committee (ISC), whereby students whose projects are approved can be admitted to the programme provided they have secured funding.

All PhD students must secure funding of at least €1,747.20 (gross) per month over a period of three years. Because the PhD programme is not able to fund all selected candidates, students and their doctoral advisors are encouraged to apply for funding offered by other institutions and organisations (more information here).

Hosting labs ensure that FIRE PhD students can participate in the training offered by the CRI as well as broader CRI activities.

Life Long Learning

Entry requirements to our DU certification programmes are specific to each program.

Research at CRI

Call for fellows

We are looking for researchers of diverse levels of experience to join our Research Collaboratory as team leaders. With three levels of fellowship available, short term (3-6 months), long term (1-3 years) and core (5 years), our Collaboratory hosts projects that combine open health, open synthetic and systems biology, open AI, open learning and open phronesis.

Our researchers are people who thrive in a collaborative setting, find inspiration in their daily interactions with peers of diverse backgrounds, work best in teams and enjoy cross-pollinating disciplines as well as charting unexplored terrain in research. Our researchers are active in CRI campus life through teaching and mentorship. They also generate ideas for collaborative projects to be piloted at the CRI, with the goal that these projects will take on a life of their own, branching off outside the walls of the campus to be taken up in broader society. Join them!!

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

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

N.B. English is the official language of research activities conducted at the CRI

Work at CRI

Job openings

Do you want to take part in projects that contribute to society and impact the world?

Do you want to work in an international setting where collective intelligence and experimentation reign, where the values of the work culture are care, respect, freedom of thought and freedom to make mistakes?

Are you an optimist who is genuine and independent?

Do you believe that there’s power in research, education and lifelong learning?

Do you want to work in an enjoyable, collaborative environment?

Then these jobs are for you!

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

Call for mentors

Trust is at the heart of mentorship, and as a catalyst for learning, it’s what the learning society is founded on. Through trust, people can combine their individual energies to create together, allowing collaborators to critically assess ideas without criticising one another. It gives learners confidence when it comes to confronting differences of opinion while also acting as a tool they can wield to overcome differences and share and build with others.

The CRI is looking for volunteer mentors for several programmes: