Université d'Orléans


LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies operates in the region “Centre “of France. Its statement of purpose is to build human capital in this region through the internationalisation of its research, its development and its innovation.

LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies has as its members the University of Orleans, François-Rabelais University of Tours, various national research institutions having research laboratories in the region “Centre” including BRGM, CEA, CNRS, INRA, INSERM, as well as the four poles of competitiveness Cosmetic Valley, DREAM, Elastopole and S2E2. It offers several types of temporary long stay research positions (fellows, chairs, professorships) as well as additional facilities (international research consortia) intended to attract into region “Centre” experienced and outstanding foreign researchers. It operates a general programme covering all the research domains presently covered in the region and a specialized programme which, under the name “Smart Loire Valley”, is part of the region “Centre” government actions to favour a specialization policy of its research and development areas in connexion with industry, in the framework of the 2014-2020 Smart Specialization Strategy of the European regions.

LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies brings to its fellows, chairs holders and professors in residence in the various research institutions in region “Centre” and to its research consortia members an “intellectual and human space” which favours trans- and cross-disciplinary exchanges and debates guided by the three necessary conditions required for creative activity, namely Curiosity, Imagination and Intuition.

LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies is supported, besides contributions of its own members, by the local, the regional and the national governments and by the European Union.