CIRED CIRED is a joint research unit (UMR 8568) under the supervision of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the l’École des PontsParisTech, with the Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (Cirad), AgroParisTech and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). At the CNRS, CIRED is part of CNRS Humanities & Social Sciences.

Scientifique partnerships

In May 2016, SMASH signed, with the CNRS, a partnership agreement to join their knowledge and skills in sustainable development projects.


logos des cinq tutelles du laboratoire: CNRS, Ecole des Ponts, Cirad, AgroParisTech, EHESS


The governance of CIRED is organized around two committees:

  • The steering committee of the laboratory gathers all the permanent staff of the unit to discuss the daily life of the laboratory.
    Its main function is to exchange information on the scientific, administrative and technical news of the laboratory and to allow, if necessary, the taking of collective decisions on important but non-strategic subjects (and thus not relevant to the laboratory council presented below).
  • The laboratory council meets at least three times a year with the mission to examine and advise the management on the major strategic subjects of the laboratory.
    All the members of the laboratory are represented by elected members, divided into three colleges:

    • Researchers / Lecturers

    • Engineers / Technicians / Administrative staff

    • PhD students / Post-doctoral fellows

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