Supporting research

Funds are mainly distributed as annual open calls which are opened to the whole scientific community of Strasbourg. This allows supporting research projects, new equipment and recruitment of personal.

Since  2011:

  • 76 research projects funded
  • 8.76 M€ engaged
  • More than 90 PhD students and post-docs recruited

Recruiting internationally renowned researchers

One of our main objectives is to recruit and retain top junior and senior talents on both a national and international level. The University of Strasbourg is able to attract the best researchers through a combination of quality of the local research, the availability of outstanding facilities and the start-up packages than can be provided by the cluster, in synergy with the parent organisations (CNRS and University) and the host institute. Thus, 4 new team leaders joined the cluster :  Prof. Luisa de Cola, Dr. Joseph Moran, Dr. Thomas Hermans and Dr. Vladimir Torbeev.

The recruiting of these new PIs brings new research themes to Strasbourg, a crucial point to maintain its position at the highest international level.

Spreading the strengh of our cluster throughout the social and economic sector

The cluster takes part of a global socio-economic issue aimed at connecting the University of Strasbourg to major industrial groups.

Our achievements:
  • Contacts with major players in the chemical industries (such as SOPREMA, Sanofi, Solvay, Total) were followed up by frequent and regular visits to our members.
  • The University of Strasbourg is supported by the AXA corporation, which gave an exceptional 2.25 M€ donation for the creation of the AXA-Chair in Supramolecular Chemistry, now held by Prof. Luisa De Cola.


Launch of the AXA-University of Strasbourg Chair in Supramolecular Chemistry, in the presence of Henri de Castries, AXA Group Chairman and CEO