UPMC and GMIT, a partnership riding the wave! [fr]

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

Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC - Paris VI) and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) are both privileged long-standing partners in the marine biology field.
The collaboration was initiated in 2010 through the Erasmus Mundus Programme, MARES. This project is aimed at setting up a joint PhD collaboration between GMIT and UMPC. It brings together MARES in a Joint Doctoral Programme on Marine Ecosystem Health & Conservation. It was co-coordinated by the two higher education institutions, mainly by Professor Jean-Marc Guarini (UPMC) and Professor Ian O’Connor (GMIT). Thus, thanks to this programme, PhD students and supervisors carry out their research in both institutions.
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Through the programme MARES, other collaborations have been initiated. In fact, both institutions are part of the Mast joint programme Imbrsea – international Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources, coordinated by Ghent University, in partnership with other EU higher education institutions. This project is funded by Erasmus+. The first cohort of students will start next September 2017. This two-year study programme will give to the successful students a diploma from UPMC and GMIT. This programme stems from a previous fruitful European programme - Embc/Embc+ - which started in 2008. The tuition fee is set at 3,500€ per year for EU citizens and 4,500€ for non-EU citizens. A limited number of scholarships are available and they cover the tuition fee, settling-in allowance and travel fee. Furthermore, the students receive a monthly subsistence allowance (1,000€).
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Moreover, GMIT-UPMC partnership has led to academic staff mobility. Thus, Professor Jean-Marc Guarini (UPMC – co-supervisor of PhD theses) has been doing staff mobility within GMIT once a year since 2012. This is the same for Professor Ian O’Connor with UPMC.
Other projects are coming soon! Thanks to Professor Ian O’Connor, GMIT is a partner in several research projects submitted by UPMC (Professeur Guarini) with the European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM – Dr. Laurent Chavaud), based at Université Bretagne Occidentale (UBO) in Brest. Many visits have been planned with UBO as part of a potential for collaborations and PhD joint supervision. UPMC also has a marine research center at Roscoff (Britany).

Last but not least, every year, GMIT hosts Master students as part of their Master thesis. For this academic year, four students from UPMC are currently at GMIT in order to study marine energies.

Published on 17/05/2017

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