Who are we ?
A foundation for research and public health
Since its creation in 1887, the Institut Pasteur has become famous throughout the world as a symbol of science and french culture. For 120 years, our foundation has been contributing to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases through research, teaching and public health initiatives.
With its unique setup and prestigious history, the Institut Pasteur has always stood at the forefront of innovation, adapting to the rapidly developing world of biological research and its applications, in particular in the field of biotechnology.
- to target its scientific strategy towards infectious diseases, microbiology, virology and immunology;
- to adopt an outward-looking attitude, both within France, through agreements and collaborations with its partners : CNRS (French National Scientific Research Centre), Inserm (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research), universities, hospitals, industrial partners, etc., and at international level with the development of the Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur (International Network of the Institut Pasteur or RIIP), which counts 30 institutes;
- to implement transversal research programs on ambitious themes and led by young researchers;
- to preserve the foundation’s independence, in particular through increased resources from sponsorship and donations.
These priorities, upholding the traditional tasks and values of the Institut Pasteur, place it at the cutting edge of the 21st century’s scientific and human challenges.