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welcome desk INRA Toulouse. © Wikimedia

The welcome desk

Updated on 02/12/2019
Published on 09/12/2013

The Toulouse Center welcome desk is in charge of helping out foreign scientists upon their arrival

The Toulouse INRA Center is one of the most significant INRA Center in terms of workforce with more than 1000 researchers, engineers and technicians, of which more than 600 are direct INRA employees.  We are the 3rd Public institution in the Occitanie Toulouse area. The Research Center is a hub of multidisciplinary scientific activities with strong  and diverse academic partnerships.

We work on plant and microbial biology, plant-environment interactions, industrial biotechnologies,animal genetics, biology and sustainable farming systems, agroecology and forest lands, nutrition, prevention and toxicolocy, environmental and market economics.

About 122 foreign scientists are welcomed each year, for short term periods (1 month) to 3 years for PhD's.

The welcome desk for foreign scientists provides help for rentals, accompaniment to the Immigration services or Préfecture, bank, legal aspects: insurance for housing, civil liability, health insurance,  once the Human Resource dept and the welcoming laboratory have dealth with the "convention d'accueil" and a visa has been delivered.

All links :

Information for incoming foreign scientists: http://jobs.inra.fr/en/Life-at-INRA/Foreign-Researchers

Contacts - Welcome Desk Toulouse :

Anne Héry-Condon:
+33(0)5 61 28 50 78

Scientific contact:

Rafael Garcia-Villar - Officer in charge of European and International Affairs

Other contacts:

The Toulouse Center Communication Division

Caroline Labro - Head, Human Resource Dept

Marylène Bouyssou - Management, Human Resource Dept

Sandrine Benzenou Social assistant

Learning french for a good integration :

Check the following site for french tuitions OR Visit the Toulouse University Language Division