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Who are we?

IFSTTAR is a major player in the European research on the city and the territories, transportation and civil engineering.

The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks, born on January 1st 2011, from the merger of INRETS and LCPC, is a Public Institution of a Scientific and Technical Nature, under the joint supervision of the Ministry for an Ecological and Solidary Transition, and the Ministry of Education, Higher Education , Research and Innovation.


New organisation of reference in the international arena, IFSTTAR conducts applied research and expert appraisals in the fields of transport, infrastructure, natural hazards and urban issues with the aim of improving the living conditions of our fellow citizens and, more widely, promoting the sustainable development of our societies.