France-Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges

The university collaborates with the French academic community to foster best-in-class international research, focusing on the grandest challenges faced by science and society. Our mission spans all disciplines  – humanities, sciences, and the arts.

UArizona is the first CNRS International Research Center

At the core of the cooperation is our partnership with the French National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS, the premier research institution in France. With more than 11,000 scientists and laboratories and offices around the globe, CNRS ranks in the top 4 academic institutions for research worldwide. UArizona was chosen by CNRS as its first International Research Center (IRC), CNRS's highest level of institutional cooperation. The IRC program aims to bridge disciplines to advance and scale up transformative research and revolutionary solutions for sustainability and resilience. Signed into existence on April 14, 2021, the IRC is the heritage and renewal of a rich history of collaboration between the CNRS and UArizona

In May 2023, we sat down with the Ph.D student Clara Randimbiarimanana to learn more about her research and how it has been enhanced by travel to France with the France-Arizona Institute - CNRS joint Ph.D. program.
Read her story

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