Call for Nominations 2021 France Excellence Scholarship Program of the French Embassy in Vietnam

Call for Nominations 2021 France Excellence Scholarship Program of the French Embassy in Vietnam

Call for Nominations 2021 France Excellence Scholarship Program of the French Embassy in Vietnam

This article is in French. 

Appel à candidatures 2021 – Programme de Bourses France Excellence de l’Ambassade de France au Vietnam

Dans le cadre de son soutien à la politique de formation des cadres scientifiques,
techniques, économiques et administratifs du Vietnam, l’Ambassade de France
poursuit son programme de bourses France Excellence.
Ce programme s’adresse aux candidats vietnamiens qui souhaitent suivre une
formation dans les universités ou grandes écoles françaises, aux niveaux master 2
ou doctorat.

Les domaines d’études prioritaires à ce programme sont:

  • les sciences fondamentales
  • les sciences de l’ingénieur
  • l’économie, la gestion et le management
  • le droit.

La bourse est attribuée pour une durée de :

  • douze mois pour un master 2
  • trente-six mois pour un doctorat.

Le calendrier de ce programme de bourses est le suivant :
Date limite de réception des dossiers 15 janvier 2021
Entretien des candidats présélectionnés sur dossier Courant mars 2021
Annonce des résultats mi-avril 2021
Le règlement du programme de bourses France Excellence et le formulaire de
candidature peuvent être téléchargés sur le site : www.ambafrance-vn.org

Thursday 29/10 WEBINAR – HOW DOES THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IMPACT FRENCH-SINGAPOREAN COLLABORATIONS IN SCIENCE AND EDUCATION?

Thursday 29/10 WEBINAR – HOW DOES THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IMPACT FRENCH-SINGAPOREAN COLLABORATIONS IN SCIENCE AND EDUCATION?

Thursday 29/10 WEBINAR – HOW DOES THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IMPACT FRENCH-SINGAPOREAN COLLABORATIONS IN SCIENCE AND EDUCATION?

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STRATEGIES TAKEN BY ACADEMIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS TO COPE WITH THIS UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION

COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we live, work and interact. International collaborations and exchanges are amongst the areas which are the most affected by the pandemic due to restrictions in travel and borders closure. The impact is even stronger when it involves partners located in different regions since several factors have to be taken into consideration (situation of the pandemic, national policies, impossibility to travel, time zones, etc.).

France and Singapore have been collaborating for many years and many academic and scientific activities had to be paused in 2020. How do we pursue an international research collaboration in the “new normal”? What are the strategies taken by Singapore-based French companies to continue their R&D activities? What are the options for students to get international exposure?

This webinar will take part of the Voilah! France Singapore Festival 2020 and will be the opportunity to learn about the strategies taken by different sectors (academic and corporate research labs, higher education institutions) to cope with this unprecedented situation.

Speakers:

  • Alexandra Roos, Vice-President R&D, Centre for Innovation & Technologies AMERA & China, Essilor.

Alexandra Roos joined Essilor Research & Development teams in 2003 after completing a PhD in Material Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. She held different research positions in France and in Singapore and, in 2017, took the leadership of the Center for Innovations & Technologies in Singapore, housing 50 researchers. The Center hosts a pole on vision sciences, focused on children myopia; another one on consumer knowledge, leveraging consumer observation and engagement; and an agile prototyping platform. In 2019, she also kick-started a new research Center in Shanghai, China.

  • Thomas Lautier, Visiting Scientist, A*Star.

Thomas Lautier is a French CNRS researcher in the field of biotechnology. After a PhD in microbial ecology in Lyon, France, he joined the Toulouse Biotechnology Institute for a postdoc in protein engineering and then orientated his research toward synthetic biology. He is currently a visiting scientist in SIFBI A-Star, dealing with enzymes and synthetic biology to produce high valued molecules through microorganisms engineering. Understanding how Nature can handle thousands of chemical reactions in one cell in order to write new roads for biochemical synthesis is fascinating and forces us to develop some humility when observing the Nature multilevel gear boxes.

  • Lindsay Allen, Senior Associate Director, International Programmes, Yale-NUS College.

Lindsay Allen is the inaugural head of exchange and study abroad at Yale-NUS College, Singapore’s first liberal arts college founded in 2011 through a partnership between Yale University and the National University of Singapore. She holds a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Michigan, an MA in Translation from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and is pursuing a second MA in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute. She has presented at global conferences including APAIE, EAIE, and NAFSA on topics including large-scale global partnerships, connections between study abroad and careers, and faculty engagement in study abroad.

  • Charles-Edouard Levillain, Vice-President, International Strategy, Université de Paris.

Charles-Edouard Levillain is a Professor of British history and currently vice-president International of the Université de Paris. He specializes in the history of Britain and the Low Countries in the seventeenth century, with a particular interest in Anglo-Dutch relations. He is the author of several books on the struggle against Louis XIV in Europe. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2016. He was Chair of the department of Anglo-American studies in 2018-2019 before taking up his new position as VP International.

Register HERE!

 

Basics information:
Location: Digital event
Date: 29 October
Time: 6PM

In partnership with:

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Online conference “Making Europe a leader in AI: in conversation with Venki Ramakrishnan, Antoine Petit and Martin Stratmann”

Online conference “Making Europe a leader in AI: in conversation with Venki Ramakrishnan, Antoine Petit and Martin Stratmann”

Online conference “Making Europe a leader in AI: in conversation with Venki Ramakrishnan, Antoine Petit and Martin Stratmann”

On October 7th , the Royal Society (RS) organized an online event on artificial intelligence (AI) with the Max Planck Society (MPG) and the CNRS.

Venki Ramakrishnan (President of the Royal Society), Martin Stratmann (President of the Max Planck Society), and  Antoine Petit (CEO and Chairman of CNRS) presented their vision on the challenges of AI and Europe’s ability to become a leader in this field.

The debate that followed, led by three AI experts – Marta Kwiatkowska (University of Oxford), Stéphane Mallat (Collège de France) et Nuria Oliver (Vodafone and ELLIS “The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems” Network on AI), highlighted the opportunities to be seized and the weaknesses to be overcome in order to strengthen AI research in Europe.

A replay of the conference is available here.

The Franco-Australian IRP-ARS awarded twice

The Franco-Australian IRP-ARS awarded twice

The Franco-Australian IRP-ARS awarded twice

The Franco-Australian IRP-ARS (Advanced Autonomy for Robotic Systems), which started in 2020, managed by Professor Tarek Hamel (I3S UMR-CNRS 7271, Côte d’Azur University) in collaboration with Professor Robert Mahony  (Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, Australian National University) got recently awarded twice.

It first got awarded the Editor’s Choice paper for May 2020 following this publication: M-D. Hua, J. Trumpf, T. Hamel, R. Mahony and P. Morin, Nonlinear observer design on SL(3) for homography estimation by exploiting point and line correspondences with application to image stabilization. Automatica, Volume 115, May 2020, 108858

The IRP-ARS then received the Kimura best paper award for September 2020 following this publication: M‐D. Hua, J. Trumpf, T. Hamel, R. Mahony and P. Morin, Feature-based Recursive Observer Design for Homography  Estimation and its Application to Image Stabilization, Asian Journal of Control, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 1443-1458, July 2019.

Warmest congratulations to the IRP-ARS ! You can learn more about this partnership here.

Euraxess Webinar: French Research Landscape on 24/9

Euraxess Webinar: French Research Landscape on 24/9

Euraxess Webinar: French Research Landscape on 24/9

As part of the European Research Day Malyasia 2020, Dr. Jean-Paul Toutain will be taking part in the webinar “The French Research Landscape: Opportunities of Collaborations” on Thursday 24 September. 

The recording has now been uploaded on the YouTube channel – click here to watch it.

“Opportunities for Research Collaboration with Researchers & Research Institutions in France”
Dr Angéline BLANC-SERRE, Attachée for Science and Higher Education at the French Embassy in Malaysia

“CNRS: a global player in the international landscape of science, technology and innovation”
Dr Jean-Paul TOUTAIN, Research director at CNRS and Regional Director of CNRS office in ASEAN and Oceania

“Transnationalisation of environmental policies in Malaysia ”
Dr Marcel DJAMA, Researcher at CIRAD (Agricultural Research for Development), Department for Environment and Societies

“The Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient and Malaysia”
Prof. Daniel PERRET, Researcher at the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient

Check out the pdf file here

Opening of the French tool DINAMIS to foreign scientists

Opening of the French tool DINAMIS to foreign scientists

Opening of the French tool DINAMIS to foreign scientists

The National Institutional System for Mutualized Supply of Satellite Imagery (DINAMIS : Dispositif Institutionnel National d’Approvisionnement Mutualisé en Imagerie Satellitaire) is a new tool, created under the impetus of 6 founding organizations (CNES, CNRS, IGN, INRAE, IRD and CIRAD), which will gradually centralize access to high and very high spatial resolution images for many users in France. Its objective is to facilitate access and develop public use of data from satellite systems. DINAMIS is aimed primarily at French public, scientific and non-scientific actors, as well as foreign scientific partners.

To know more about it, read here