CNRS, the French National Centre of Scientific Research (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) is the largest governmental research organisation in France and the largest fundamental science agency in Europe. Two locations of CNRS are involved in the SusPhos Project (listed below).CNRS - Ecole polytechnique
The Ecole polytechnique is one of the research centres of the CNRS and is located in Palaiseau, Essonne in France, near Paris. The THE-QS World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings have placed this Ecole Polytechnique as 36th in the 2011 rankings and second among French Institutions. The Times Higher Education World University Rakings ranks Polytechnique 39th in the world in 2011 and first among French Institutions.