National Institute of Scientific Research (University of Quebec)

National Institute of Scientific Research (University of Quebec)

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)
490, rue de la Couronne
Quebec, QC G1K 9A9
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About us 

Located in four major cities in Quebec, the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is composed of the thematic research and training centres: 

  • Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie, Eau Terre Environnement, Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications and Urbanisation Culture Société. 

Founded in 1969 by the Quebec government to help develop Quebec society through research and graduate training, INRS serves society through its discoveries and training of highly skilled researchers capable of scientific, social, and technological innovation. Nearly 150 professors include master’s and PhD students on their teams to help conduct basic and applied research in areas of strategic importance for society. INRS has been ranked number one for research intensity for nearly a decade thanks to the expertise of its professors and the excellence of its students. And it continues to innovate, with collaborative research projects and over 1,500 publications with international partners.

The Foundation creates strategic partnerships to support cutting-edge research and high-level training in the four INRS research and training centres. It engages graduates and the business and philanthropic communities in supporting INRS and its contribution to innovation and the next generation of scientists.


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Maxine Dandois-Fafard, sustainable development advisor:


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Latest update: 09/04/2023

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