Pacte is one of the leading research centers in France. It aims at joining a European network of excellence in the field of public policies, science of government, political sociology, territorial science, social development and urban planning.
The scientific project of Pacte is organized around four main areas:
- Democracy Studies
- Innovation Studies
- Social Studies of the Environment
- Metropolitan and Territorial Studies
Pacte counts around 122 researchers and lecturer-researchers, 26 technical and administrative assistants, as well as 173 Ph D students.
Pacte, as a research unit, is affiliated to the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Institute for Political Studies in Grenoble, Joseph Fourier University, Pierre Mendès France University; it is also linked to the National Foundation for Political Science.
Pacte is also part of the doctoral school on Humanities, political and territorial sciences.