Pprime Institute Institute of High Pressure Physics (IHPP)

Web page: http://www.cnrs.fr/index.php 
Country: France
Contact person: Pierre de Ramefort


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2) To contribute to the application and promotion of research results.

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4) To support research training.

5) To participate in the analysis of the national and international scientific climate and its potential for evolution in order to develop a national policy.

CNRS´s annual budget represents a quarter of French public spending on civilian research.