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.
With international courses, PhD and postdoctoral traineeship, each institute of the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP) contributes to the transmission of knowledge with the training of young researchers all around the world. In this context, doctoral and postdoctoral programmes, study and traineeship fellowships are available to scientists. Alongside training, dynamism and attractiveness of RIIP will result in the creation of 4-year group for the young researchers.
The 32 institutes belonging to the Network share the same aims, as they work to fight against primarily infectious diseases. United by the same ‘Pasteurian’ spirit and values, they form partnerships and engage in collaborative work for scientific research, training and public health services.
Membership in the Institut Pasteur International Network is voluntary.
The director of each of the member institutes sits on the Board of Directors and the Council is chaired by the President of the Institut Pasteur. The Council meets once a year and elects twelve representatives to attend the Institut Pasteur General Assembly. The Vice Chair is elected for a term of three years. At Council meetings, the Directors report on progress or problems of joint programs of the International Network in which they are involved and make decisions about implementing new exchanges or collaborations between institutes that express an interest in proposed programs.
The Network Executive Bureau was set up in 2003. It is chaired by the Vice Chair of the Council of Directors and is made up of the directors appointed by the institutes from all regions and the President of the Institut Pasteur.
The Network has a shared budget and each member institute contributes to it. These funds are managed by the Network Executive Bureau and are used to support shared education programs, researcher mobility and the development of scientific strategies. The Network Executive Bureau is responsible for allocating monies from this budget and for monitoring programs financed in this way.
A Charter of Pasteurian values and a Declaration of Pasteurian shared values have been adopted by all members of the Network. All the founding texts of RIIP are grouped into a single document.
The 32 institutes signed in 2010 the new Collaboration Agreement of the Institut Pasteur International Network.
The International Division at the Institut Pasteur is responsible for coordinating the shared activities and managing the Instituts Pasteur that are directly linked to the Institut Pasteur in Paris. It also manages the funding and staff which are made available to certain institutes by the Institut Pasteur in Paris or by the French government.
The Institut Pasteur provides the International Network with the technical, financial and human resources necessary to ensure the smooth running of the Network.
The Network Executive Bureau
North Africa and Iran
Some members of the Network
The Institut Pasteur International Network is a scientific community governed by rules of involvement that works proactively and in the spirit of international cooperation toward the shared goals of its members.