Deakin University joins the Nicolas Baudin Internships in France Initiative and strengthens its ties with France [fr]
Ambassador Christophe Penot was welcomed on 20 November at Deakin University (Melbourne) for a meeting devoted to the development of the university’s relations with France.
On this occasion, an agreement was signed between the Embassy and Deakin that will allow students from the university to participate in the Internships in France Initiative, proposed as part of the Nicolas Baudin travel grant program.
Students from Deakin will be able to apply for research internships in France jointly offered by French universities in collaboration with their industrial partners.
Signature of the agreement by Jane Den Hollander, Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, and Ambassador Christophe Penot
The meeting highlighted some of the collaborations established between Deakin and France, which will be able to benefit from this program. In particular, research work brought up regarding the prevention and treatment of cancer, carried out in collaboration with the CNRS in the framework of the associated international CANECEV laboratory which was set up during the visit of the President of the Republic to Australia in May 2018.
Collaborations between Deakin and France also cover materials science and the improvement of batteries for the production and storage of renewable energies, the study of marine animals and their environment, and the training of senior personnel managing humanitarian organisations in French-speaking countries.
A diversity that reflects the level of commitment of Deakin University with France, which can still be deployed in other areas through the Baudin program and other support mechanisms to initiate cooperation proposed by the Embassy.
Presentation of the CANECEV laboratory by Beata Ujvari
The diversity and richness of the links between France and Australia was also the subject of a conference given by the ambassador to an audience of Deakin University students and teacher-researchers at the conclusion of a successful meeting.
Copyright photos / Simon Fox, Deakin University