French Partners


University of Strasbourg


The University of Strasbourg is a public higher education institution with a scientific, cultural and professional vocation. It is one of the largest universities in France, with nearly 57 000 students (including 20% of international students) and over 2800 teachers-researchers.

Certified Excellence Initiative (IdEx) – obtained in 2012 and confirmed in 2016 by the national programme ‘Investissement d’Avenir’ – the University of Strasbourg strengthens its position as an internationally attractive university. As a leading European centre for training and research, the University of Strasbourg has developed a strong French-German cooperation and is now a privileged partner among the Upper-Rhine universities.

The University also offers access to 25 modern languages, multinational diplomas, jointly supervised doctorates, upholding renowned international postgraduate schools and student exchange agreements. The scale of research activity at Strasbourg is substantial, involving a Doctoral College and its 10 doctoral schools and 71 research units.

On the 17th July 2017, the University of Strasbourg was awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” certification by the European Commission in recognition of its efforts to generate and implement the HRS4R.

The Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS) is a top research institute of UNISTRA. Founded by Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, ISIS is composed of both academic and private labs, thereby offering an ideal playground for the transfer of knowledge from academia to industry and an intersectoral environment for training and research. Presently, four Nobel Prize (Jean-Marie Lehn, 1987; Martin Karplus, 2013; Jean-Pierre Sauvage, 2016; Richard R. Schrock, 2005) and one Kavli Prize (Thomas W. Ebbesen, 2014) laureates are performing their research activities at ISIS. ISIS is a joint research unit (UMR 7006) of UNISTRA and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).


Working conditions for the recruited researchers

Université de Strasbourg offers a 36-months full-time work contract (with the option to extend up to a maximum of 42 months).