AUR@ and AUR@SIA networks of CNRS units in Asia

IPAl is a founding member of AUR@ (Association des Unités de Recherche d’@sie), the federation of CNRS joint labs in Asia in ICT and Engineering.

The goal of this union is to:

  • Strengthen synergies between partners
  • Facilitate researcher exchanges
  • Promote common research actions and projects
  • Organize or participate to the organization of scientific international events
  • Improve the international visibility of CNRS (in Asia)
  • Facilitate exchanges between CNRS labs (also labs in France) and Asian partners
  • A label of excellence of scientific actions leaded by the CNRS and its partners in Asia.

The members of AUR@ are:

  • IPAL : Image & Pervasive Access Lab - Singapore
    • UMI CNRS 2955 - CNRS, National Univ. Singapore, A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research, Univ. Joseph Fourier, Univ. Pierre and Marie Curie, Institut Mines-Telecom
  • JFLI : Japanese French Laboratory for Informatics - Tokyo, Japan
    • UMI CNRS 3527 -  CNRS, UPMC, INRIA, Université Paris Sud / National Institute of Informatics, the University of Tokyo, Keio University
  • LIAMA : Sino-French Lab in Computer Science, Automation, Applied Mathematics, Beijing, China
    • Consortium: INRIA, CASIA, CNRS, Tsinghua University, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Ecoles Centrales, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • MICA : Multimedia, Information, Communication and Applications, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • International Research Institute, UMI CNRS 2954 - CNRS, Hanoi University of Technology, Grenoble Institute of Technology
  • CINTRA : CNRS International NTU Thales Research Alliance - Singapore
    • UMI CNRS 3288 - Nanotechnologies, Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics
  • LIMMS : Laboratory for Integrated Micro-Mechatronic Systems - Tokyo, Japan
    • UMI CNRS 2820 - CNRS / IIC, the University of Tokyo - Bio MEMS, Nanotechnologies, Advanced MEMS
  • JRL : Joint Robotics Laboratory - Tsukuba, Japan
    • UMI CNRS 3218 - CNRS / AIST

Building on the experience of the AUR@ network, CNRS inaugurated the ponctual meeting of all CNRS research units in Asia regardless of their fields in November 2015 in Singapore. The meeting, named AUR@SIA, gathered 17 units, including UMI IPAL, as well as their respective CNRS institutes, a delegation from CNRS headquarters, the UMIs' Asian partners and local stakeholders. It provided a platform to spark interdisciplinary research within the network and share best practices and experience.