What’s new in France - March 2016

Find here a selection of some of the latest news of the academic sector in France!

Thematic centres

A selection of what is going on in some R&D areas.
- SpaceFour French Boosters were labelled to develop innovation and research in the space sector.
- Discover the new website of Marine Energies Brittany
- Benefits of conducting your research activities in France
- PerfumeryThe University of Nice Antipolis has launched its very own perfume ... a commercialisation of the skills developed and trained in the university !
- French research involved in the recent detection of gravitational waves

Academic News

A selection of what is going on in the academic sector in France.
- The reasons for choosing to study in France
Academic news
- The Programme d’investissement d’avenir (Future investissement plan) awarded graduates of lifelong training
- The university Franche-Comté (East of France) supports an ambitious quality insurance program to fit European standards
- 4 institutions (University Bourgogne Franche-Comté, University of Lorraine, University Côte d’Azur and University Grenoble Alpes) won the call for proposals to have the first rank innovative university (innovation – sciences – territories – economy) title.
- Ministry of Education launched 23rd Physics Olympics for secondary schools two last year students. First step is a regional competition before the finale in university Paris Diderot.
- COMUE: The [Université de Lorrainepromotes innovation through the dialogue of knowledge, taking advantage of the variety and strength of its scientific fields, and aiming at the promotion of knowledge transfer to irrigate innovation and economic growth as well as the progress of fundamental science. Being the university of a whole region, Université de Lorraine is a major actor of its economic and social development, building on intercultural and intergeneration links, coordinating a regional research policy, and giving access to higher education to as many inhabitants as possible. It is constituted of more than 55 000 students, more than 1 800 PhD students and 60 research laboratories.

Awards and nominations

Some news about French awards and nominations.
- Science Descartes-Huygens Prize
- Chemistry for sustainable innovation Prix Pierre Potier
- Chemistry Prix Irène Joliot-Curie
- Literature Gold Medal of Philology to a Université of Franche-Comté teacher
- Climate Valérie Masson-Delmotte, co-president of the IGCC
- A French company involved in R&D: Veoliain Ireland is targeting significant growth as they are transitioning to a low carbon economy.

Published on 16/03/2016

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