The Pasteur Museum is housed in the apartment where Louis Pasteur spent his final seven years and offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the living and working environment of the world-renowned scientist. Visitors can gain a unique insight into his everyday life alongside his wife and can admire his rich and diverse scientific work.
The Institut Pasteur’s scientific strategy focuses on developing original and innovative topics and promoting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation and approaches. The Institut Pasteur teams have access to the technological resources needed to speed up and further improve the quality of their outstanding research.
Ever since the introduction of the world’s first "Technical Microbiology" course in 1889, teaching has been a priority for the Institut Pasteur. The Institut Pasteur has an international reputation for quality teaching that attracts students from all over the world who come to further their training or top up their degree programs.
In 2012, the Institut Pasteur published a new assessment of its greenhouse gas emissions as required by the Grenelle 2 law of July 12, 2010 and under its commitments to the "Campus Vert" initiative. This assessment follows on from the initial Institut Pasteur carbon footprint assessment completed in 2009.
The Institut Pasteur’s greenhouse gas emissions assessment was based on:
- the Bilan Carbone® V7 tool provided by Association Bilan Carbone;
- a methodological guide produced by the National coordination center on greenhouse gas emissions assessments.
The volume of greenhouse gas emissions produced by the Institut Pasteur (activities, technical equipments and facilities) was assessed for both emission types:
- direct emissions due to operation of technical equipments (fuel used by generators and the vehicle fleet, refrigerants and gases);
- indirect emissions due to energy use (electricity, steam for heating) which account for the bulk of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Institut Pasteur has developed an action plan for 2012-2014 with the aim of reducing these emissions, where possible, and limiting a potential increase due to current new developments.