The French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL) is a bi-national research institute established by the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the basis of a treaty signed in 1958. The core mission of ISL is: "Research, scientific studies and basic predevelopment in the field of defence and security".

ISL has reinforced its activities on issues of civil security and countermeasures against terrorism encountered both at home and during overseas military operations.


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ISL at the German Armament conference with exposition at Bonn

From March 3 to 5 ISL will participate at the conference “Applied defense and security research in Germany”. This conference is organized by the Studiengesellschaft of DWT and is a...

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ISL Sites at Saint-Louis and Baldersheim closed down from Wednesday 18 March inclusive until further notice

Following the last instruction of the French and German civil and military authorities to fight the propagation of Coronavirus, ISL directors have decided the closure of both sites of the...

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Member of "Institut Carnot MICA"

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Joint laboratory

NS3E : Nanomatériaux pour les
Systèmes Sous Sollicitation
Extrême (UMR 3208)

A joint initiative of

Ministere des armées  DGA - Frankreich Bundesministerium der Verteidigung