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The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI)

The CRI’s main role is to promote new educational techniques and strategies to empower the students to take initiative and develop their own research projects.

Master's Programmes



The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires – CRI) in Paris was founded in 2005 as a convivial place at the crossroad of life sciences and exact, natural, cognitive, and social sciences.


The CRI offers three degree programs integrated in the Bettencourt curriculum: an undergraduate program, a masters program, and a doctoral program.


Founded in the spirit of facilitating the transition from closed scientific enquiry to a more open model we aim to transcending barriers between disciplines, science and the society. We foster research at crossroads between interdisciplinary life and health sciences,  basic understanding of learning processes and novel education technology/methodology testing and implementation, and digital sciences.

The Leadership Program on “Teaching Through Research” has been created under the auspices of our UNESCO Chair on “Learning Sciences” to help young Pi’s and researchers in Life Sciences to develop and implement innovative educational projects.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Student Life

Student clubs

CRI students create their own clubs on a wide range of subjects of their choice such as interdisciplinarity, innovation, social and environmental development, science and society

  • Adventure club
  • AMPS
  • BrasseCRI
  • Practical Philosophy
  • Cognitive Architecture
  • CRI for all
  • VR club
  • Do it Green
  • Enigma
  • Fabelier
  • Open science school
  • Scalp!
  • SCRIpt
  • Tomorrow's pedagogy
  • Wax Science