Curie Institute (Paris)

scientific research center

The Curie Institute or Institut Curie is one of the leading medical research centres in the world. It is a private non-profit foundation for research into cancer. It is located in Paris, France.[1]

Institut Curie
Formation1920; 102 years ago (1920)
TypeGovernmental organisation
PurposeFundamental research
Headquarters26 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris
Official language
Thierry Philip


It was founded by Marie Curie and got state approval as a foundation in 1921.


There are several hundred research staff at the Institute. Institut Curie does not offer undergrduate degrees, but does award Ph.D.s.


Institut Curie runs the Hôpital Claudius Régaud, a cancer treatment hospital.

Nobel laureatesEdit

Five Nobel prizes are attached to the Institute's researchers.

  • Marie Curie, Physics, 1903
  • Marie Curie. Chemistry, 1911
  • Pierre Curie, Physics
  • Irène and Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Chemistry, 1935
  • Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

Famous alumniEdit


  1. "Institut Curie, fight and research against cancer". Archived from the original on 2010-10-04. Retrieved 2009-02-14.

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