Institutional and financial support

GEODE is one of the projects preselected under the “Centers of excellence” label.

The “Centers of Excellence” Label is one of the 14 actions of the Higher Education Pact undertaken by the Ministry of the Armed Forces for the benefit of the university community. Created to promote the formation of a strategic studies sector, like Anglo-Saxon war studies, it aims to contribute to the emergence of national centers of excellence.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world.
The foundation was established in 1966 by engineer and entrepreneur William R. Hewlett and his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, with their eldest son, Walter Hewlett. Today, it is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the United States, awarding over $ 400 million in grants in 2018 to organizations across the globe to help people build better lives. Our philanthropic approach, and our core areas of grantmaking, remain connected to the ethos and values ​​of our founders.

Established through the personal generosity of the Hewlett family, the foundation is wholly independent of the Hewlett Packard Company and the Hewlett Packard Company Foundation.

Academic Partners

Since its creation as an experimental center in Vincennes in 1969 and then its establishment in Saint-Denis in 1980, Paris 8 University is today a central teaching and research center in Île-de-France in the field of humanities. Mainly Arts, Letters, Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Paris 8 has always had the main objective of bringing students to a better understanding of the contemporary world while providing them with the tools to integrate themselves into society in the long term.

In this perspective, the innovative nature of the research it offers finds its origins in its openness to fields hitherto little present in the French University, such as psychoanalysis, geopolitics, cinema, visual arts, genre, etc.

Paris 8 is also distinguished by its desire to maintain a very strong link between research and teaching, by relying on teaching methods which aim to adapt to all audiences and to provide training for all, throughout life.

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The French Institute of Geopolitics was founded in 2002 at the initiative of Béatrice Giblin by ministerial decree (art. 33) at the University of Paris 8, the place where the field of geopolitical studies in France was formed with the creation of the first diploma and research laboratory in 1989. This field emerged from the intellectual project founded by Yves Lacoste with the journal Hérodote in 1976.

The national research institute dedicated to digital sciences, promotes scientific excellence and transfer to have the greatest impact.

It employs 2400 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally joint with academic partners, involve more than 3000 scientists to meet the challenges of computer science and mathematics, often at the interface of other disciplines.

Inria works with many companies and has supported the creation of more than 160 start-ups. The institute thus strives to respond to the challenges of the digital transformation of science, society and the economy.

In the national and international landscape of recognized higher education institutions, both civilian and military, there can be no quality training without knowledge production.

The first mission of the research centre of the Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan schools is, therefore, to produce knowledge at the cutting edge of scientific knowledge for training.

The CREC also works for the Ministry of Defence to provide it, according to its needs, with notes, studies and “consultations”.

Both a grandes école and a university, the École normale supérieure provides in Paris, in the heart of the Latin Quarter, a training of excellence through research leading to the various teaching and research professions, and contributes to the training through research of senior executives from public administrations and French and European companies. It also defines and implements a scientific and technological research policy from a multidisciplinary and international perspective.

With its 9 Training and Research Units (UFR) and its IUT, the University of Paris covers all knowledge in the humanities and health sciences.

The only Ile-de-France university bringing together medicine, pharmacy and dentistry, its health centre is recognised in Europe and throughout the world for the quality of its training and the excellence of its research. The University of Paris has 10 sites located in central Paris and the inner suburbs (Montrouge, Malakoff and Boulogne-Billancourt).

With 15,000 students, a rich multidisciplinary training offer and 19 internationally recognized research laboratories, the Université Savoie Mont Blanc (Chambéry) is a human-sized institution that combines proximity to its territories, membership of the PRES University of Grenoble as a founding member and a wide openness to Europe and the world.

Between Geneva, Turin, Lyon and Grenoble, on the borders of Switzerland and Italy, with the unfailing support of the local authorities that gave birth to it, it is a major player in the field of social, economic and cultural development.

It offers short courses (university degrees, university degrees in technology) and long courses (bachelor’s degrees, masters, doctorates and also engineering degrees), whether in initial training, continuing training, work-linked training or Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE), on site or at a distance.

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