France & Ireland working together - June 2017

The 20th anniversary of the Ulysses scheme, the launch of the France-Alumni network, success-stories of French-Irish projects... A quick overlook on what is on the agenda!

The 2018 Ulysses call is now open!

Ulysses is 20 years old!

We celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Ulysses scheme, a programme supporting research visits between France and Ireland. With French and Irish researchers from more than 600 labs funded under the programme since its establishment, Ulysses is a vibrant ally for research collaboration between our two countries.

Two former laureates elected MRIA

Congratulations to Aidan O’Sullivan and Robert Elgie, former Ulysses laureates, for being elected Members at the Royal Irish Academy.

Erasmus stories

"Put yourself out of your comfort zone, you will thank yourself!

As part of the 30th anniversary of Erasmus, Irish students share with us their French experience. Today, it is Barry’s turn!

French students in apprenticeship going green!

Nine apprentices from Centre de Formations d’Apprentis (CFA), based in Saint Lô (Normandy)visited Ireland last March.

European success-stories

French-Irish paper on cancer one of the most highly cited

A French-Irish paper on cancer is one of the most highly cited in the world. His authors are part of an old-established French-Irish collaboration.

A gene blocking the spread of colon cancer

The fruitful collaboration between Nice university and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has led to the discovery of a genewhich reduces the risks of death by colon cancer and decreases the risk of relapse.

FIPDes, a French-Irish Erasmus+ partnership , is back!

The joint Erasmus+ Master Programme in food innovation FIPDes, first established under the Erasmus Mundus (2011-2015) Programme, brings together France, Ireland, Italy and Sweden. It has obtained an Erasmus+ joint Master project.

UPMC and GMIT, a partnership riding the wave

Université Pierre et Marie Curie and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) are both privileged long-standing partners in the marine biology field.

Events to come

20th June: launch event France-Alumni network

Did you study in France? The France-Alumni network will allow you to keep your links with France, meeting other Alumni and develoment job opportunities. Special France Alumni Evening on Tuesday 20th June !

30th June – 1 July 2017: The Jacobite presence

The 4th International Conference on Jacobite studies will take place at Maynooth University on 30th June and 1st July, exploring ‘The Jacobite presence’.

25-26th October: Ocean Energy Europe

Ocean Energy Europe 2017 Conference & Exhibition will take place in Nantes, France.

What took place these last few months

A day to honor Françoise Henry

Françoise Henry, a French art historian who lived and worked in Ireland,funded art history in Ireland. A special conference was organised, ending with the inauguration of the Françoise Henry Room at the Alliance française.

Reshaping Cities!

Dr. David Pontille (Ecole des Mines) and Dr. Claudio Coletta (Maynooth University), 2017 Ulysses laureates, organised a workhop on smart cities.

Important holdings of the early modern French book in Irish libraries

The latest issue of the journal "Irish Journal of French Studies" focussing on the important holdings of the early modern French book in Irish libraries, coedited by Derval Conroy (University College Dublin) and Jean-Paul Pittion (Trinity College Dublin) was launched last week.

France was represented at the Future Health Summit in Dublin

Rémi Bastide (University of Champollion, France) was in Dublin to talk about e-health in Europe, as part of the Future Health Summit.

A conference on the history of negotiation

Alain Lempereur, world expert in negotiation and conflict management, was in Dublin to talk about François de Callières, a French diplomat and literary man of the 17th century, whose pioneering work on the subject is still a reference today.

Cultural Heritage in France and/or Ireland

The 12th Annual Conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies) on cultural heritage in France and/or Ireland took place on 19th-20th May, around the subject of cultural heritage in France and Ireland and what measures should be taken to promote and protect it.

An astronomical Marathon: the Messier Marathon

Dr. Mathieu Husson (Observatoire de Paris) took part to the first edition of the Kerry Dark Sky Messier Marathon, a night to collect as many Deep Sky Objects as possible. An event supported within the frame of the Month of La Francophonie in Ireland.

The first edition of My Thesis in 3 Minutes ... in French!

Biology, literature, medicine, physics ... For the first time, 25 PhD students, from all research domains and nationalities presented their thesis in 3 minutes and in French", an event organised within the frame of the Month of La Francophonie in Ireland.

Debating digital technology and freedom of speech!

Eight teams of Irish students debated in French about digital technology and freedom of speech at Trinity College Dublin as part of the Month of la Francophonie in Ireland.

And also...

The Provost of Trinity College Dublin at Université Paris-Saclay

Dr. Patrick Prendergast, Provost and President of Trinity College Dublin, visited Université Paris-Saclay.

Congratulations to the Knights of the Palmes Académiques!

Congratulations to Peter Gallagher, Emma Teeling, Tony Lewis, Gerry Boyle and Jim Browne for being presented with one of France’s highest honours, l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

A new French fellow in Trinity College Dublin

Congratulations to Laure Marignol forbeing elected Fellow in Trinity College Dublin.

PhD Dissertation Award for Franco-Irish Studies

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Murphy from Institute of Technology Tallaght for winning the 2017 PhD Disseration Award Prix d’Excellence, an award to recognise and encourage original and high-quality research by doctoral candidates.

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