Institut de France

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Entrance to the Institut de France
Dome of the Institut de France

The Institut de France is a scientific association in France based in the Collège des Quatre Nations in Paris . It was founded after the dissolution of the royal academies during the French Revolution in 1795 as the Institut National des Sciences et Arts as the umbrella organization and supreme body of the new, now state academies , and today it unites the five organizations listed below:

The President of the Institut de France is headed by the Rector of the Académie française.

The Institut de France is sponsored by private companies and individuals and issues annual publications through the academies and scientific societies. Scientific and historical research is given special attention by the Collège de France and the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle .

The Institut de France also awards numerous prizes, including the Osiris Prize , the D'Animale Prize , the Prix ​​Montyon (“Montyon Prize”) and the Jaffe Prize .

Cultural property of the Institut de France and the affiliated academies

The Institut de France and its affiliated academies manage the following foundations:

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  1. Sabine Seffert: The evaluation of the Montyon prizes for the performance of German orthopedists in the 19th century using the example of Bernhard Heine (1800–1846). Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 1986 (= Würzburg medical-historical research. Volume 40).