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The University of Sydney (informally, USyd or USYD) is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the world's leading universities. It is ranked as the world's 25th most reputable university and is in the top 0.25%. Its graduates are additionally ranked the 4th most employable in the world and 1st in Australia. The university comprises 16 faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. In 2014 it had 33,505 undergraduate and 19,284 graduate students.

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) — one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organizations — stands at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life.
Over the last decades, the institute has established a lengthy track record of major contributions to the betterment of health and the human condition.
The institute — located on campuses in La Jolla, California, and Jupiter, Florida — has become internationally recognized for its research into immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, virology, and vaccine development. Particularly significant is the institute's study of the basic structure and design of biological molecules; in this arena TSRI is among a handful of the world's leading centers.
Rather than isolating faculty members, students, and laboratories into separate and distinct disciplines, as in many universities, a cooperative, collaborative spirit is encouraged and embraced. While the level of scientific investigation is intense, the atmosphere is collegial, relaxed, and informal. Technicians, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and administrative support staff all are considered part of the team and are given the latitude and responsibility to accomplish their tasks to serve the best interests of science. The pursuit of scientific excellence is paramount and all efforts are directed toward that end.

L’UMR 7159, Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat : Expérimentations et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN) est une unité mixte de recherche en partenariat avec l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC – tutelle principale), le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), l’Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) et le Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN). Il est localisé sur trois sites: le campus Jussieu à l‘UPMC et le MNHN à Paris, et le campus IRD France Nord à Bondy et il comporte de nombreuses implantations au Sud, grâce au réseau de collaborations et de laboratoires mixtes internationaux de l’IRD (SW Pacifique, Inde, Afrique, Amérique du Sud).

The National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS, is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research.
Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, the CNRS aims to:

  • Evaluate and carry out all research capable of advancing knowledge and bringing social, cultural, and economic benefits for society.
  • Contribute to the promotion and application of research results.
  • Develop scientific information.
  • Support research training.
  • Participate in the analysis of the national and international scientific climate and its potential for evolution in order to develop a national policy.
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UCL is London's leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 11,000 staff and 38,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.

IFREMER is a French institute that undertakes research and expert assessments to advance knowledge on the oceans and their resources, monitor the marine environment and foster the sustainable development of maritime activities. To carry out its missions, IFREMER designs and implements tools for observation, experimentation and monitoring and manages oceanographic databases.

Kathmandu University is an autonomous, not-for-profit, non - government institution dedicated to maintain high standards of academic excellence. It is committed to develop leaders in professional areas through quality education. It is located in a mountainous landscape in Dhulikhel Municipality about 30 kilometers east of Kathmandu (KTM) having round-the-year pleasant climate and panoramic Himalayan Views. KU had a very modest start from a rented building at Tangal, Kathmandu. Now, it has been able to create a built up space of 35518 square meters.

The IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) is a French research organism, original and unique on the European development research scene.Emphasizing interdisciplinarity, the IRD has focused its research for over 65 years on the relationship between man and its environment, in Africa, Mediterranean, Latin America, Asia and the French tropical overseas territories. Its research, training and innovation activities are intended to contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of southern countries.

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Le Groupe de Recherche en Ecologie Arctique (GREA) est une association qui vise à mieux connaître les ecosystèmes de l'arctique et à sensibiliser le grand public sur leur beauté et leur fragilité. C'est l'histoire d'une passion pour les régions les plus septentrionales de notre planète et la nature exceptionnelle qui s'y rencontre. C'est sous ces latitudes nordiques que, depuis 1973, plus de 120 naturalistes bénévoles du GREA sont allés étudier la faune et la flore polaires.

Since opening its doors in 1964, Trent has distinguished itself in Canada by putting students first and striking a unique balance between outstanding teaching and lead-edge research. Trent faculty value teaching and the experience of connecting with students.