Research at ISL is divided into four major topics, each topic is treating several research domains. The activities of the institute are diversified and cover different disciplines. Their common denominator is to find solutions to major issues in the field of defence and security.

At ISL the know-how of several scientific domains is combined in order to offer breakthrough innovations to the French and German armed forces and security staff.

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Academic formation

Every year ISL is training more than thirty PhD students. Their thesis can be financed entirely by ISL or partly in partnership with other institutions.

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The French-German research institute holds a hundred of scientific partnerships worldwide: with universities, research institutes, national governmental and international institutions and industrial partners.