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16, boulevard Carnot
92340 Bourg-la-Reine

01 79 41 90 10



Directrice de l'ISST

Nicole Maggi-Germain




Responsable administratif de l'ISST

François Nurit

01 79 41 90 14




Coordination des stages

Marie-Thérèse Bouchareyssas
01 79 41 90 16






Centre de documentation

Catherine Passieux

01 79 41 90 10


ISST - Institut des Sciences Sociales du Travail


 General Presentation


- The Labour Studies Institute was set up in 1951 as part of the former Faculty of Law of Paris. Its role, like that of other labour studies institutes in France, is to provide education and training for trade unionists who need to complete their experience by university level teaching in view of their different responsibilities.



- The Institute:



The Labour Studies Institute provides a meeting place for labour unions and the world of higher education and research.

In addition to its work with trade unionists, the Institute also organises and runs three other more traditional university activities:


  • an academic postgraduate degree;
  • research, much of which is published, carried out by the teaching staff and researchers;
  • a specialised Documentary Resource Centre with over 30,000 books and 400 periodicals, plus a database containing over 35,000 references.



- Teaching:



Courses for trade unionists. Courses are organised full-time over three or five days and cover the different social sciences: law, economics, sociology, history, politics, pedagogy, etc.

Certain courses focus on a particular discipline but more often than not they are multidisciplinary and cross the traditional subject boundaries.



The themes studied are often closely linked to current events. They correspond either to an introduction to economics or labour law or to advanced courses in subjects such as Europe and Community Law, Economic Analysis, Social Protection, Working Conditions and the Organisation of Work, Training Trainers.



Today, the Labour Studies Institute is expanding its original field of activity in order to respond to new demands from the trade unions, who now offer their own in-house training. As a result, the Institute is adapting the courses it offers in terms of both teaching methods and content.


Some courses are shorter, others extended or organised over a longer period of time. Greater emphasis is put on a multidisciplinary approach and on research techniques in preparation for subsequent courses. All of this is being devised in the context of greater cooperation between the different institutes of the university.



- Postgraduate degree in Social Policy and Society :



This degree focuses on the analysis of social policies in the public and private sectors and the way they interact. All students take classes in the theory of social policy and an introduction to research methods.

They also choose one of two options :

  • Comparative social protection policies (with the Public and Private Sector Management and Social Law Department of the university);
  • Employment and Training Policy.



There are 30 places on the postgraduate degree course. Applicants must have the requisite degrees or experience.

Career prospects include research or work in social economics, in training and in project development.

Documents liés à la page :

ISST Presentation

Statuts de l’ISST

Rapport d'activité 2015




Parution du numéro spécial pluridisciplinaire de la revue Opens external link in new windowDroit social sur le Compte personnel d'activitéOpens external link in new window (Actes de la journée d'étude organisée le 15 mars 2016 à l'ISST)

Communauté pour la recherche et les études sur le travail et le champ professionnel (CIELO)

Le réseau CIELO est un espace de collaborations à but non lucratif qui rassemble des chercheurs, professionnels, représentants du monde professionnel intéressés par les questions du travail, issus de pays des deux continents (européen et américain) qui partagent des langues, des traditions et des cultures communes. Il n'est porteur d'aucune idéologie politique, religieuse ou sociale et respecte la liberté d'opinion, de croyances et de pensée de ses membres.


Adhésion (gratuite) et informations : comunidad@cielolaboral.com



Premier Opens external link in new windowcongrès inaugural (30 sept./1er oct.), Porto (Portugal)


Appels à projets 2017 - Agence d'objectifs de l'Ires

- Initiates file downloadCFE-CGC


Ressources documentaires

Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (Ires) - derniers numéros

La revue de l'Ires Opens external link in new windown° 88, 2016/1

Chronique internationale de l'Ires Opens external link in new windown° 154, juin 2016


Initiates file downloadCentre de documentation de l'ISST, acquisitions d'ouvrages 2016       


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