Collège de France: Biodiversity and ecosystems

With the support of the Jean-François de Clermont-Tonnerre and Marie-Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre Foundation and the Zao Wou-Ki Foundation.

Collège de France

Collège de France was founded in 1530 and is a higher education and research establishment in France. It is located in Paris, in the 5th arrondissement, or Latin Quarter, across the street from the historical campus of La Sorbonne.

The Collège is considered to be France’s most prestigious research establishment. As of 2017, 21 Nobel Prize winners and 8 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with the Collège. It does not grant degrees. Each professor is required to give lectures where attendance is free and open to anyone. Professors, about 50 in number, are chosen by the professors themselves, from a variety of disciplines, in both science and the humanities.

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