A national higher education and research audiovisual platform

Specially designed to meet the needs of scientific audiovisual, Canal-U is a national higher education and research platform supported by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and coordinated by the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme.

A platform dedicated to scientific dissemination and communication

Open to all knowledge-producing institutions, the platform makes it easy to create, free of charge and without obligation of exclusivity, a channel to host, promote and share video and podcast resources.

Entirely public, it guarantees an ad-free, sustainable and secure environment, perfectly integrated into the ecosystem of higher education and research.

A free access to a multidisciplinary scientific audiovisual collection

Interviews, conferences, symposiums, courses, podcasts... thanks to its many contributors, Canal-U provides everyone with free and open access to a multidisciplinary and richly documented audiovisual collection.

With more than 300 channels and 36,000 resources, the Canal-U platform lets you see and hear the science of yesterday and today in all its diversity.

A platform for open science

Since its creation in 2001 by the "Mission nouvelles technologies" of the Ministry of Higher Education, Canal-U has been part of the science open access movement.

Developed in accordance with FAIR principles (easy to find, accessible, interoperable and reusable), richly documented, the Canal-U platform facilitates the dissemination and sharing of scientific audiovisual content to as many people as possible.

Recognized in 2021 by the MESRI as part of its data policy, Canal-U is fully in line with the national system in favor of Open Science.