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.


A joint initiative of

Ministere des armées  DGA - Frankreich Bundesministerium der Verteidigung

Member of "Institut Carnot MICA"

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Joint laboratory

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