French National Centre for Scientific ResearchThe French National Centre for Scientific Research (, CNRS) is the French state research organisation and is the largest fundamental science agency in Europe.
In 2016, it employed 31,637 staff, including 11,137 tenured researchers, 13,415 engineers and technical staff, and 7,085 contractual workers. It is headquartered in Paris and has administrative offices in Brussels, Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, Washington, D.C., Bonn, Moscow, Tunis, Johannesburg, Santiago de Chile, Israel, and New Delhi.
CNRS was ranked #3 in 2015 and #4 in 2017 by the Nature Index, which measures the largest contributors to papers published in 82 leading journals. Provided by Wikipedia