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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Guisseppe SCURRIA and Flavien DENIS – Winners of the ISL Budding Science Award 2019

The 8th ISL Budding Science Colloquium took place at ISL on the 25th and 26th of September. This yearly meeting gathers all PhD students of ISL offering the possibility to...

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Ministere des armées  DGA - Frankreich Bundesministerium der Verteidigung