CIERA IS A NETWORK OF NETWORKS IN FRANCE, GERMANY AND BEYOND
Thanks to a wide network of partner institutions, CIERA’s actions are developing in France, Germany and around the world.
CIERA also brings together more than 2,500 members, who are researchers, teacher-researchers, PhD and other students working in connection with German-speaking areas in all the disciplines of humanities and social sciences. They are mainly based in France and Germany.
With 12 member establishments located in Ile-de-France, as well as France’s Rhone-Alpes and Grand Est regions, but also a network of DAAD centres associated throughout the world and partners in France and Germany, the CIERA network is present in a large part of the world.
The CIERA is the result of the synergy of the organisations that make up it. These are12 of the most prestigious French institutions in higher education and research, distributed across the Ile-de-France, the Rhone-Alpes Auvergne and the Grand-Est regions:
- CY Cergy Paris University
- École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)
- École normale supérieure (ENS)
- Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (FMSH)
- Sciences Po
- Sorbonne Université
- Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
THE RHÔNE-ALPES CLUSTER
- Sciences Po Grenoble
- Université Lumière Lyon 2
- École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon)
THE GRAND EST CLUSTER
- Université de Lorraine
- Université de Strasbourg
Thanks to the CIERA network, these member institutions pool their resources to strengthen their training and research potential concerning Germany. This cooperation strategy also enables them to build new partnerships. The creation of a GermanoPole within the Grand Est region and the “Schwerpunkt Deutschland” seminar piloted by from the Rhone-Alpes cluster are two very good examples.
These institutions also benefit from privileged access to certain funding offers, such as training-research programmes.
20 GERMAN AND EUROPEAN STUDY CENTERS: INTERNATIONALISATION NETWORK
CIERA is integrated into DAAD’s network of German and European studies centres around the world. This function gives it a privileged place to internationalise its partnerships.
Researchers registered with CIERA have special access to the programmes proposed by the DAAD centres and have access to major opportunities to enhance their work internationally.
Brazil Porto Alegre │Canada Toronto, Montreal │China Beijing │South Korea Seoul │United States Berkeley, Cambridge, Madison, Minneapolis, Waltham, Washington │France Paris │Israel Haifa, Jerusalem │Japan Tokyo │Netherlands Amsterdam │Poland Wrocław │United Kingdom Cambridge, Birmingham │Russia Saint-Petersbourg
MULTIPLE PARTNERSHIPS IN GERMANY AND FRANCE
CIERA offers the possibility of establishing co-operations with all German establishments, without imposing exclusivity. It works closely with other institutions promoting Franco-German work in the humanities and social sciences, such as the Marc Bloch Centre (Berlin), the German Art History Forum (Paris), the Franco-German Institute for Historical and Social Sciences (Frankfurt), the German Historical Institute (Paris), the Goethe Institute network, the Heinrich Heine House of the Cité Universitaire Internationale (Paris), the Franco-German University (Sarrebruck) and many others.