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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Innovation and Defence Day in Metz – ISL invited guest by the “Grand Est Region” and the French Defence Innovation…

David MONNIN (AVP) and Nicolas HUOT (SRH) represented ISL at the Innovation Defence Kolloquium which took place in Metz on March 21st, 2019. This colloquium has been organized by the committee...

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Vizeadmiral Carsten Stawitzki, Abteilungsleiter A im Bundesministerium der Verteidigung besucht das ISL

Das deutsch-französische Forschungsinstitut Saint-Louis – kurz ISL genannt -  ist in seiner binationalen Form die einzige Forschungseinrichtung für Verteidigungs- und Sicherheitsforschung, die direkt zwei Staaten unterstellt ist. Für die Bundesrepublik...

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Member of "Institut Carnot MICA"

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Ministere des armées  DGA - Frankreich Bundesministerium der Verteidigung