French and Australian higher education come together in Adelaide [fr]

From 30 May to 1 June 2017, the largest contingent of representatives from French universities research institutions, vocational education institutions and industry players gathered in Adelaide, South Australia, to explore new ways of working together with their Australian counterparts.

From 30 May to 1 June 2017, the largest contingent of representatives from French universities research institutions, vocational education institutions and industry players gathered in Adelaide, South Australia, to explore new ways of working together with their Australian counterparts.

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The first South Australian-French Tertiary Education and Research Workshop focused on innovative models of scientific cooperation and on the need to adapt vocational and university education to the requirements of enterprises, particularly the shipbuilding industry.

“The challenges for research and training linked to the construction of the submarines are significant and offer a fantastic opportunity to develop new collaborations” declared H.E. Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France to Australia.

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More than 150 people attended the workshop including 30 representatives from French universities, Grandes Ecoles and French research organisations (CNRS, Bretagne Loire University, the University of Nantes, the National School of the Merchant Navy, IMT Atlantic, ENSTA Bretagne, the Central School of Nantes, CentraleSupelec, ENSTA ParisTech, the Central School of Lyon) and French companies (DCNS, Thales).

“Through this workshop, organised in close collaboration with South Australia, we wished to bring together each stakeholder that is fundamental to the global, collaborative and innovative relationship we aspire to: the industry, French universities and research organisations, universities from all around Australia, State and Commonwealth governments” added H.E. Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France to Australia.

The Premier of South Australia Jay Weatherill and Ambassador Lecourtier also signed a Letter of Intent which will strengthen exchanges in higher education and scientific research between South Australia and France.

For more photos of the event, visit our Flickr page.

Dernière modification : 06/06/2017

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