Research in France

France is one of the world’s most research-intensive nations with:

  • €50 billion in R&D investment
  • More than 285,000 researchers, 60% of them in industry
  • More than 74,000 PhD
  • Universities at the heart of Research: 265 PhD schools in French and in English
  • 5th in OECD for R&D spending
  • Share of GDP devoted to research: 2.27%
  • 42 % of foreign PhD’s candidates
  • Institutions with an international reputation (CNRS…)

Source: Campus France, June 2019