Scientific expertise

Scientific expertise refers to in-depth knowledge and competence in a particular field of science.

Scientific expertise refers to in-depth knowledge and competence in a particular area of science. It often involves a thorough understanding of the principles, theories, research methodologies and practical applications in a specific field. An institution's scientific expertise also generally depends on the diversity of its teaching departments, as well as the research teams and programs it offers. Inalco's scientific expertise focuses on oriental languages and an interdisciplinary approach to areal studies.

Academic departments and faculty

Inalco is home to a variety of departments, each specializing in a particular field: languages and civilizations, professional streams, continuing education...

The quality and renown of our teacher-researchers play a crucial role in our institution's scientific expertise.

In-depth knowledge and methodological competence

Our teacher-researchers have an in-depth understanding of recent concepts, theories and advances in their fields and areas of study. They are often abreast of the latest research and contribute to the advancement of knowledge themselves. Inalco researchers have mastered the research methods and techniques specific to their disciplines. They are able to apply their knowledge to solve questions specific to their field. This may include designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting results, solving theoretical questions, realizing practical solutions, or contributing to technological innovations. The awards and distinctions received, and the invitations to participate in numerous expert committees, are all indicators of the recognized expertise of our teacher-researchers.

Research programs and infrastructures

Inalco conducts research programs in a variety of fields, thanks to the diverse areas of expertise of its teacher-researchers. Interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships with other universities and players in civil society, as well as companies, reinforce Inalco's scientific expertise. Our recent facilities and new equipment available for research, such as our laboratories, research unit libraries and Bulac, etc., contribute to the richness and quality of research at Inalco.

Scientific communication, publications and contributions

Our experts are able to communicate their ideas, discoveries and results effectively. This can be done through presentations at conferences, university courses (+3000 at Inalco), and other means of sharing information, particularly within the general and specialized media. The quantity and quality of scientific publications produced by the university's researchers are often an indicator of expertise in a particular field.

Interdisciplinary collaboration and scientific watch

Many scientific fields require collaboration between experts from different disciplines. Inalco's scientific culture includes this ability to work effectively with other researchers, even if they have different areas of expertise. Participation in national or international collaborative research projects also extends the impact and reach of the scientific expertise of our world-renowned teaching and research staff. It is also by collaborating with other researchers, participating in national and international symposia, and reading specialized publications that our experts remain constantly informed of recent developments in their field.

Scientific ethics and academic recognition

Finally, our teacher-researchers are made aware from the moment they are recruited to Inalco of the ethical standards in their field in terms of research, publication and data processing. Scientific integrity is a key element of expertise, and our scientific integrity referent ensures this is respected.