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TUSUR delegation took part in events aimed to develop cooperation with French universities

February 05, 2011

TUSUR keeps developing its French cooperation network. The delegation comprising Vice-Rector for Research Prof. Shelupanov, Director of the Russian-French Center Dr. Babak and Dr. Mescheryakov from the Department of Complex Information Security of Computer Systems visited France from 24 January to 3 February in order to participate in the International Seminar in Limoges. The main goal of this event was to establish a new Erasmus Mundus Master program entitled «Technical and Socio-Economic Solutions for Autonomy of Disabled People». The project coordinated by the team from the University of Limoges will unite 8 universities from 6 countries: University of Limoges (France), TUSUR (Russia), Via Horsens (Denmark), Monash University (Australia), Sherbrooke University (Quebec, Canada), Halmstad University (Sweden), St. John University (New Brunswick, Canada), and Lulea University (Sweden).

Our international partners pay significant attention to this emerging field, which is relatively new even for Europe. The educational program combines new technologies, as well as medical, social and economic solutions for the benefit of those who need assistance, such as, for instance, development of the so-called «smart houses».

Lines of research and courses elaborated by TUSUR specialists and presented at the Seminar generated significant interest of the overseas partners. The role of our University in the project will consist in providing certain courses for the Master program and admitting students. TUSUR students will also have a unique opportunity to apply for this program.

During this international conference our representatives were received by the President of the University of Limoges and met with heads of departments and professors of ENSIL, IUT of Limousin and Research Institute XLIM. They also met the three French students coming this year to undergo internship at TUSUR.

The University of Limoges is interested in enhancing cooperation between our universities and developing new joint activities. Some events have been already planned to intensify academic mobility, joint supervision of PhD students, double degree programs and joint research.

The delegation of TUSUR had a chance to wisely use the opportunity and establish some new promising contacts while in France. Preliminary work done by the Russian-French Center made it possible to arrange some important meetings at the University of Burgundy, such as meetings with Vice-President for Research Prof. Sebastien Chevalier and Vice-President for International Cooperation, Prof. Fabrice Meriaudeau, as well as with professors and researchers of this University. The Head of the International Office Prof. Benedicte Fortier presented the international programs, where careful attention is paid to the development of joint research and interaction of scientific schools.

In Paris, our delegation visited the Laboratory of Computer Sciences of the University Pierre and Marie Curie Paris 6. The presentation of research carried out at TUSUR was of great interest to the French colleagues, so the parties decided to extend their cooperation and engage young scientists in joint research projects.

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