Research and Development sites

Normandy is world renowned for its research infrastructure, its major centres and the teams making up those centres.

There are over 11 000 posts in research and development, with 6 300 researchers, spread across around a hundred research units.

  • 2 200 PhD students, across 8 PhD schools
  • 150 research sites, of which 40 are linked to national research organisations (CEA, INSERM, CNRS, etc.)
  • 4 300 research-lecturers, across the universities of Caen, Rouen and Le Havre

Nationaly and internationally recognised research centres:

  • CYCERON: one of the best biomedical platforms in France for in vivo imagery;
  • GANIL: National heavy ions particle accelerator, on an international scale with “SPIRAL 2”, a one-of-a-kind accelerator;
  • PISSARO: renowned platform for the separation, identification and quantification of proteins and peptides;
  • CRIANN: regional IT and digital applications centre, notably in the field of intensive calculation;
  • PRIMACEN: research platform specialising in cellular imagery;
  • CNRT Matériaux: A mission to develop research partnerships in the field of materials.

Kitemarks’: 5 laboratories with a Labex kitemark (laboratory of excellence) and 7 with an Equipex kitemark (equipment of excellence). These are located in strategic sectors, such as energy, materials, bio-health and digital. For example:

  • GANEX for the development of low carbon-footprint electronics components;
  • SynOrg on the organic synthesis of molecules;
  • EMC3 on research for materials for energy and clean combustion;
  • GENESIS on the study and nano analysis of the effects of irradiation.

2 University Hospital Centres (Rouen and Caen) and 2 cancer treatment centres (The François Baclesse Centre in Caen and The Henri Becquerel Centre in Rouen).

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