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 renewed the Collaboration Agreement of the Institut Pasteur International Network on 19th March 2015

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





Mireille Dosso


Mirdad Kazanji


Ralf Altmeyer


Angela Santoni

North Africa and Iran

Hechmi Louzir

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.






Updated on 07/07/2015

2014 Report of the Institut Pasteur International Network


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