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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Monday, June 14, 2021
2:15 PM
CRI Research Symposium

We are happy to invite you to the fifth CRI Research Symposium! Join us for the 10 exciting talks, covering a broad range of interdisciplinary topics in life, digital, and learning sciences.

The event will be held via zoom webinar:

See full schedule below.

The symposium is part of the slection process for the CRI Research Call for team leaders, and will be done in presence of the CRI Research Scientific Advisory Board (SAB, see here). The questions from the audience will be possible, via chat, but the preference will be given to the questions from the SAB.

14:15 – 16:15 Session I

Oleksandra Poquet (University of South Australia): Informing and Designing Interventions that Support Metacognition and Ownership of Social Learning Online

Marwa El Zein (University College London): The role of group affiliation in learning and cooperating during collective decisions.

Pedro Ramaciotti Morales (Sciences Po): Algorithmically mediated digital public spaces: explainability, consequences, and design of AI for complex social systems

Isabel Alves (University of Nantes): The evolution of aging: the role of antagonistic pleiotropy

16:15 – 16:30 Break

16:30 – 18:30 Session II

Faranak Farzan (Simon Fraser University): A Novel Collaborative Framework for Intelligent Digital Identification and Treatment of Depression (FINDIT-D)

Andreas Mayer (Princeton University): Towards a quantitative theory of immune dynamics

Valeria Romano (University of Alicante): Protecting primate species as a tool for promoting sustainable development in the tropics

Vincent Libis (The Rockefeller University): Achieving linear returns in natural product discovery through synthetic biology

18:30 – 18:45 Break

18:45 – 19:45 Session III

Aude Bernheim (INSERM): Exploring the Prokaryotic-Eukaryotic Conservation of Antiviral immunity: from bacterial immune systems to novel antiviral drugs

Samuel Alizon (CNRS): Menstrual cups use, sexually transmitted infections, and the vaginal environment

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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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