What is CRI?

CRI is co-constructing and sharing new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in the fields of life, learning and digital sciences, in order to address the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs).

CRI operates around 4 main areas :

  • Developing and hosting educational programs, from preschool to high school (Savanturiers - École de la Recherche), interdisciplinary Bachelor, Master, and PhD (EURIP Graduate School) as well as lifelong learning degree programs of the Université de Paris.
  • Conducting research within its INSERM-Université de Paris research Collaboratory Unit, advised and guided by a Scientific Advisory Board, composed of prestigious international scientific leaders.
  • Developing the #LearningPlanet initiative in partnership with UNESCO, of which it also holds a Chair, and AFD to inspire and empower learners of all ages who wish to identify, develop and amplify the most effective ways to learn how to solve problems together.
  • Building a living campus where innovative makers can set up digital infrastructures for learning communities to help them to resolve global challenges.

CRI was founded in 2006 by François Taddei and Ariel Lindner with the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation as an essential and key supporting partner and Paris City Hall. It also benefits from the support of a wide range of foundations, corporate sponsors and institutions including the University of Paris, with which CRI co-founded the interdisciplinary action-based research challenge institute (“Institut des Défis”) to prototype a model of a Learning University enable of responding to the global challenges of our time.

  • 350 students each year, 1300 students since CRI's creation
  • +40 research fellows
  • +30 000 pupils involved in Savanturiers program since Savanturiers' creation in 2013
  • +100 talks by international scientific leaders
  • +100 000 subscriptions to CRI’s MOOCs since 2014
  • +50 nationalities
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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
7:00 PM
Colloque Care Info Session

We would like to present the Colloque Care 2021, a conference surrounding the subject of Care Ethics in the context of Health, Education, and Ecology. The goal of this conference is to abandon the idea of separation between human and nature, body and mind, subject and object. The term Care Ethics originates in the role of care for self and care for others in the context of health. It also encompasses an approach to ethics that relies on context and relationships.

We will be holding an online info session for anyone interested in the subject of Care Ethics, and who want to learn more about it. We will give a detailed overview, as well as themes we could explore in relation to the conference. Participants will then be invited to reflect and discuss these subjects and how they can be incorporated into this conference in a way that is meaningful for students and the greater CRI community.

Some questions to consider:

How do we take care of ourselves while taking care of others? How does our relationship with our environment affect our well-being? How does working from home more often affect our personal well-being and work dynamics? Which practices and beliefs frame our ideas of care? How do they serve us? What has the student experience been like during the pandemic? Which practices will you continue to include in your life post-pandemic? Which ones will you let go of?

The main conference will take place November 24-27, sponsored by the Université de Montpellier. There will be a two-day "Pre-Colloque" in-person at CRI on November 22-23, which are days dedicated to student initatives. This info session will be an introduction to a series of interactive workshops that will allow for further exploration of the topic of care ethics.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Nitia Davis at or Annie Hasserjian at

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Monday, July 5, 2021
9:00 AM
École d’été des Objectifs de développement durable - 4ème édition

Co-organisée par l'IRD, Aix-Marseille Université, l'AFD et le CRI, cette nouvelle édition sera centrée sur les ODD 14 et 15 qui portent sur à la biodiversité marine et terrestre, croisés avec l’approche One Health.

Le sujet croisé biodiversité-One Health sera abordé notamment dans ses interactions avec les autres Objectifs du développement durable.

3 jours en ligne avec des experts et des mentors

Afin de répondre aux enjeux de développement durable adoptés par l'ONU, cette école vise à stimuler la création de projets interdisciplinaires et interculturels : pendant 3 jours, les participants seront réunis pour un travail de recherche collaboratif afin de produire une réflexion et des questions de recherche, animées par des pédagogies créatives propres à l’École d’été des ODD.

Les pré-inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu’au 30 mai 2021.

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Monday, July 5, 2021
9:00 AM
SDG Summer School 2021
In partnership with the University of Geneva, CRI organizes the SDG Summer School on Open Source Health Solutions from July 5th to 30th.

You are a bright, curious, autonomous student from all training backgrounds from Corporate Young Leaders to Students from Design, Engineering, Art, Business, Law, Health, Policy and other backgrounds, and high school students, register now!

About the SDG School

The SDG School is a four week long challenge-based university that gives you access to a platform where you can voice an opinion, take an action and create an impact alongside 50 young leaders from across the globe.

The SDG School is based on the Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations to be reached by 2030, a blueprint to achieve a better and a sustainable future for all cultures around the globe in the areas of education, healthcare, equality, energy, production, consumption, climate change and strategic partnerships.

During these 4 intensive weeks, you will be exposed to global scenarios, new methodologies in science and technology and will be trained to think like a social entrepreneur to prototype a meaningful project. You will create a game, make a device or build an art installation tackling a SDG with the mentorship of experts in game making, medicine, environmental science, digital fabrication, frugal innovation – and much more!

Key Information Partners: University of Geneva and several other partner Universities and maker spaces worldwide Student profiles: bright, curious, autonomous students from all training backgrounds from Corporate Young Leaders to Students from Design, Engineering, Art, Business, Law, Health, Policy and other backgrounds, and high school students. Fees: Free for students from partner universities and 2000 Euro for other applicants Prizes: Top teams can apply to the SDG Accelerator programme to support further development of their project. Certificates and credits: All participants obtain certificates of completion, which are equivalent to 6 ECTS. Please verify with your Academic Advisor if the credits are transferable to your university. More info Early registration until June 2021 by filling the online form Find out more on: Contact:
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Wednesday, July 7, 2021
10:00 AM
Université d'été des Savanturiers

Cette Université d’été rassemblera les ambassadeurs Savanturiers partageant et nourrissant les valeurs de l’éducation par la recherche pour réfléchir, ensemble, aux changements dans nos rapports aux savoirs et à leurs transmissions. Capitaliser sur les expériences de chacun, échanger et s’auto-former à travers des conférences, tables rondes, des ateliers et des sessions de formation seront les maîtres-mots de l’événement.

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