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 forefront during the Military Parade on July 14th

A little robot equipped with the French and German flag opened this year’s military parade on July 14th on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées. Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and many state...

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ISL and HSU cement a strategic partnership in defense research

In the framework of the festivities to celebrate ISL’s 60 years of existence as French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis, Prof. Dr. Beckmann, president of the Helmut Schmidt University /...

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Family day at ISL

Saturday, June 29th, 2019 ISL opened its doors to all ISL members, their families and friends. Retired people of ISL were also invited and staff members of the City of...

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Ministere des armées  DGA - Frankreich Bundesministerium der Verteidigung