For Science Week, discover French research in Ireland! [fr]

The Embassy of France in Ireland, in partnership with SFI Discover, is supporting the participation of French research to this year’s Science Week!

The “French researchers and scientists in Ireland network”, a network of approximately 200 people, will be represented this year again.

How are researchers and scientists usually pictured: as men, in their fifties, with white messy hair and wearing lab coats?

In Galway, Muriel Grenon will be shaking up these stereotypes with her “Arty Scientist” workshop and will take advantage of Exhibition Day on the 27th November at NUI Galway to have you draw a life-size self-portrait of yourself as a scientist… And don’t worry if you are not confident about your artistic skills: you will be assisted by the artist and illustrator Marina Wild and her team!

This project appears under the heading “French researchers in Ireland” as this action is part of the Embassy’s year-round support for outreach activities – such as conferences, exhibitions, invitations to French speakers – in partnership with Irish higher education institutions, state agencies and the Lycée Français International. These activities aim at promoting French research and know-how and enhance already existing collaborations between Ireland and France or develop new ones, especially in common areas of interest such as agriculture, marine energies, new technologies and healthcare.

French science is present and very active in Ireland particularly through the presence of French scientists in HEIs (whether PhD students, post-doctoral students or lecturers and professors…) and companies (whether global R&D companies such as IBM and Intel or French subsidiaries – Schneider Electric, Valeo, Servier …). Building on this presence, the Embassy has been developing schemes to help researchers from our two countries collaborating together and improving their H2020 success rate; among which are the Ulysses scheme and mobility grants for doctoral students.

More information:

@: science[a]
Tel: 01 277 5054

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Published on 03/01/2020

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