[Symposium] Limerick: a dynamic partner in French-Irish collaborations
A symposium in the University of Limerick to show how strong and dynamic partner Limerick is French - Irish scientific and academic cooperations.
On Tuesday 13th September, the University of Limerick welcomed a day-long symposium presenting French and Irish collaborations. The jam-packed programme saw in the morning industry professionals from French companies or subsidiaries based in Ireland and academics collaborating with France talk about their collaborations. Various areas were covered: package delivering, psychology, sociolinguistics, composites, erosion resistant coatings (see also this article) and all speakers were presenting with enthusiasm their ongoing research projects and open to new collaboration opportunities.
- Huw Lewis, Dean of Graduate Studies in UL and Stéphane Aymard, Scientific & Academic Attaché at the Embassy of France with speakers of the symposium
In the afternoon, academic cooperation was at the heart of the discussion. The Ambassador to France in Ireland, Mr. Jean-Pierre Thébault, rewarded two former Erasmus students. The 1st price was awarded to Rosie Hynes for her outstanding academic results and included a voucher for a diner at the Limerick restaurant, The French Table. She spent six months at the University Paul Valéry in Montpellier studying languages. The 2nd price was awarded to Rachel Mc Court who spent six months in the University Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand.
Prof. Mary Shire, VP Research of the University of Limerick and the French Ambassador to Ireland also attended the launch of the new Master of Science in Mechatronics at University of Limerick and a dual degree agreement between Kemmy Business School at UL and KEDGE Business school in France. This will see students of KBS’s BA in International Business spend their first two years studying at the University of Limerick and their last two years studying at KEDGE’s campus in Marseille, France, while KEDGE students will spend their first two years studying in France and their final two years at the University of Limerick.