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Menées en partenariat scientifique équitable avec les pays du Sud, les recherches de l’IRD participent pleinement aux Objectifs de développement durable (ODD).


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IRD. fr, also known as the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, is a renowned French research organization that specializes in scientific research, training, and innovation for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions. IRD has a rich history dating back to 1944, when it was established under the name Office de la Recherche Scientifique Coloniale (ORSC).

In 1990, it was renamed to its current name, IRD. The organization has its headquarters in Marseille, France. The headquarters of IRD houses various administrative departments, research units, laboratories, and training facilities.

It serves as the central hub for coordinating and supporting research activities conducted by its global network of researchers and partners. As a leading research institution, IRD offers a wide range of products and services. It conducts research, studies, and provides expertise in various scientific fields related to environment, health, social sciences, and natural resources management in collaboration with local partners in around 50 countries.

IRD also provides training and education programs to build capacities and empower local researchers and professionals. IRD operates on a global scale and has established numerous partnerships, joint ventures, and subsidiaries. It collaborates with several international organizations, universities, research institutes, and government agencies to carry out its research activities.

Some of its notable subsidiaries and joint ventures include the Joint Research Unit for the Study of Coastal and Estuarine Environments and Processes and the Joint Research Unit on Agrosystems and Territories. IRD has a strong market position in the international scientific community. It is highly regarded for its expertise and research contributions in various fields.

While specific sales figures are not publicly available, its global presence and partnerships indicate a significant market reach. IRD regularly publishes scientific articles and reports, which further enhance its reputation and influence. Throughout its history, IRD has achieved several milestones and made significant contributions to sustainable development.

It has consistently adapted its strategies and research focus to address emerging global challenges. For instance, in recent years, IRD has prioritized research on climate change, biodiversity, and public health. As of the latest updates, IRD continues to be a leading research institution in France and globally.

It remains committed to advancing scientific knowledge for sustainable development and actively seeks collaborations and partnerships to achieve its goals


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