International Research Laboratory (IRL)-CRM

Since its creation in 1968, the CRM has played a crucial role in the development of mathematics in Quebec and in Canada. With the support of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and later the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the CRM has become a major international center bringing together almost all active mathematicians in Quebec and many mathematicians from other Canadian provinces and abroad. 

The creation of the International Research Laboratory (IRL, formerly the Unité Mixte Internationale UMI) linking the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and the Université de Montréal in 2011 has contributed to institutionalize the France-Québec cooperation in mathematical sciences. The agreement was renewed in 2015.

The IRL offers research stays in France for CRM scientists and students. In addition, every year, the Institut de Mathématiques du CNRS (INSMI) offers a number of opportunities for teachers-researchers and researchers from France to spend a medium or long term stay at the IRL-CRM.

For more information on these programs, visit the IRL-CRM website.