Activity reports

IFSTTAR activity reports

The Activity Report summarizes the Institute’s activities at national and international levels, and also describes its financial and human resources. It gives an overview of the scientific findings for each research area and topic.

Rapport d'activité 2019

Cette année particulière pour notre Institut a enfin vu se concrétiser la création de l'Université Gustave Eiffel. Menée auprès de chacun des partenaires fondateurs de l'université, l'évaluation HCERES souligne pour l'Ifsttar un certain nombre de points positifs tels que nos choix stratégiques et de gouvernance, l’importance de consolider les rapprochements académiques ainsi que notre responsabilité dans l’animation de la vie scientifique sur les thèmes de la ville et de la mobilité. L'évaluation n'aurait pu se faire sans la forte mobilisation de nos départements pour mener à bien cet exercice complexe, en particulier dans un contexte de fusion.Nos contributions au sommet du T20 à Tokyo, au titre de l'Université Gustave Eiffel, marquent aussi un changement de visibilité pour l'Ifsttar. La seule présence du terme "résilience des infrastructures" dans les recommandations remises aux dirigeants politiques du G20 est une réussite dont nous pouvons nous féliciter. Les collaborations initiées dans ce cadre avec nos partenaires de l'Université Gustave Eiffel ont vocation à durer et à rayonner à l'international.

Activity report 2018

2018 had an abundance of good news in all domains: research, support for public policies, international actions... Our closer ties with nearby establishments has already given rise to a number of scientific and training projects, even before the official launch of  Gustave Eiffel University. This bodes well for the future. On several occasions our expert appraisals have been placed in the limelight, for example at international conferences and following the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa. In terms of supporting the public authorities, our departments have been working closely with the State, on issues to do with innovation and training in particular. Our European and international cooperation is still as healthy as ever and IFSTTAR has been asked to make operational proposals for one of the think tanks preparing the next G20 meeting. IFSTTAR is experiencing a further increase in contractual research activity and some research projects have gathered a great deal of pace, showing increased corporate interest in our research.

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Activity report 2017

2017 saw many of our projects flourish, facilitated by fewer financial management constraints. We have become better
organised, produced research that is as valuable as ever and have been in greater demand, particularly by the socio-economic world. These favourable conditions have reinforced our influence in France and abroad. They have also helped us forge new partnerships. Within the framework of the Future Investments Programme, we obtained the certification of the I-Site FUTURE, which is a sign of the recognition of the scientific and institutional excellence of the project to create an establishment that we are jointly undertaking with our neighbouring partners: UPEM, ESIEE Paris, EAVT, EIVP, IGN and ENPC.

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Activity report 2016

2016 marks an important stage in our progress: we have been evaluated by High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (Hcéres), we have reviewed our first Goals and Performance Contract and our scientific strategy and we have negotiated a second contract with the State. The Institute’s departments have continued to produce very high quality research, we have taken part in a large number of successful IDEX and I-Site projects, and … during this time our supporting services have been juggling with the new French “Budgetary Management and Public Accounting” rules. We have increased our profile at both the national and international levels, reaffirming the validity of the topics we cover.

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Activity report 2015

Despite a challenging environment, Ifsttar continued its successful business in 2015. The quality and quantity of scientific productions have been confirmed. 2015 was the time for evaluations by the HCERES. The scientific recognition is there as confirmed also the successes during the calls for H2020 projects. Structured partnerships with universities and other research centers are consolidating. IFSTTAR continues to carry out its organizational and managerial actions according to its institute project. Finally, Ifsttar was involved in COP21 events to intervene or organize conferences.

Activity report 2014

This year’s report continues our policy of constant improvement and is slightly different from last year’s. While continuing to highlight our strengths and the commitment of all our staff to innovation, we have stressed our presence on the regional, national and international stage and increased coverage of the Departments that were set up in 2013.

IFSTTAR continues to prove how it shapes the research environment in which it operates both in France and abroad, as witnessed by the success of the TRA 2014 conference.

Activity report 2013


2013 was the first year we implemented our Institute’s Goals and Performance Contract and from the first reports it would seem that the targets were achieved overall. We have strengthened our organization and strengthened our gouvernance. Participation in the development Ifsttar including the Horizon 2020 program and our involvement in the organization of scientific and major technical events contribute to the reputation of the institute. We invite you to discover in these pages which made 2013 a rich and successful year. 

Activity report 2012 


2012 is a year of consolidation for IFSTTAR, as witnessed by its determination to continue along its path and pursue its shared goals and vision.

The 2012 Activity Report presents the achievements and highlights of the year.




Activity report 2011


2011, the year of creation of the Ifsttar shows an overview of a first year very rich as reflected in the annual report that we invite you to discover.

Activity report 2010


Single document combining the activities of both institutions, LCPC and INRETS, even though they were still seperate during 2010, to ensure continuity and report on a year spent preparing for this merger.