Enquête sociologique dans un atelier de fabrication d'objets en laque (Vietnam)
Enquête sur le secteur informel au Vietnam © IRD / François Carlet-Soulages

Research at Inalco combines area studies and academic disciplines, the junction of which is particularly innovative and fruitful in scientific terms. Our researchers study languages and cultures that are increasingly in the spotlight—Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and as far as the Arctic—and are central to the major issues of the 21st century. 14 research teams, our top-class PhD programs, and a major international publishing service form the backbone of research at Inalco. We also have a project management and knowledge transfer service.