As a globally-oriented university for research and graduate studies, INRS works with international partners on projects geared toward research, training, and technology transfer. Our 150 professors are in high demand for their expertise in fields such as water sciences, health, urban studies, nanofabrication, ultra high-speed photonics, and telecommunications.
In recent years, INRS has signed more than 50 international collaboration agreements with academic institutions in some 15 countries, including France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Mexico, and Vietnam.
INRS has been a member of Venice International University (VIU) since April 2, 2014. It is the first and only Canadian institution to join this unique consortium of 18 universities and institutions from all over the world.
INRS has 70 partnerships agreements in some 20 countries. See the list of INRS global partners.
INRS proudly inaugurated the UNESCO Chair on Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage (MATECSS) on April 10, 2014.
Based at the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre, the chair is part of a North-South/South-South initiative to promote access to sustainable energy for all. Professor and centre director Federico Rosei is the first chairholder. The MATECSS program involves faculty members at the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications and Eau Terre Environnement research centres as well as professors from partner universities in over ten countries in Africa, the Americas, and Asia.
INRS encourages research partnerships that transcend borders. Its research teams play an important role in international scientific networks such as:
• Samuel de Champlain International Associated Laboratory (an INSERM–INRS collaboration on peptide pharmacology)
In addition to the co-supervision agreement with France under which INRS welcomes a number of doctoral students, our university is currently developing partnerships for dual-degree programs with institutions in other countries. In recent months, INRS has signed a number of co-supervision agreements with Italian and other universities.
Complete a doctorate and carry out strategic research at two institutions? Why not?
INRS offers students the possibility of alternating coursework and research at two different institutions through its thesis co-supervision option, which allows students to work under the joint supervision of an INRS research director and a research director at a university outside Quebec. This leads to two diplomas—one from INRS and one from the partner institution. See thesis co-supervision (french website).
Complete your master’s program by alternating between Quebec and Morocco and receive two diplomas.
Students in the INRS-ISHÉDD program (french website) obtain a master’s degree in water sciences from INRS in Quebec and a master’s degree in water and environmental sciences from Institut Supérieur des Hautes Études en Développement Durable (ISHÉDD) in Morocco. The internationalization of knowledge is about acting globally, sharing expertise, forming lasting partnerships, and much more.