The Global Challenges Science Week, a true international event

Held in Grenoble from the 3rd to 6th of June 2019, the Global Challenges Science Week brought together French and international scientists, PhD students and experts for international interdisciplinary days. With 6 plenary lectures, 15 interdisciplinary scientific workshops and several networking events, more than 350 participants from more than 18 countries attended the event each day.

They shared the latest research results, debated about interdisciplinary issues, and discussed opportunities to set up new international collaborations to tackle the main 21st century challenges.

This context set the perfect stage to welcome several international delegations.     
A delegation from University of Waterloo (Canada) took this opportunity not only to attend the event, but also to meet with heads of several departments of research in order to discuss our future collaboration.

A delegation from Swansea University (UK) attended this event and organized a strategic board with Prof. Patrick Lévy, President of Université Grenoble Alpes and coordinator of the Initiative of Excellence Univ. Grenoble Alpes and Prof. Yassine Lakhnech, Executive Director Initiative of Excellence Univ. Grenoble Alpes in charge of research and transfer strategy.  

Partners from “Alliance Campus Rhodanien”, an international network gathering Université de Genève, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale, Université de Lausanne and Université de Lyon set up a seminar dedicated to presentations of projects selected and supported by the network. The network steering committee met also to discuss the next calls for proposal.  

A strategic partnership agreement between Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) and Univ. Grenoble Alpes was signed by Prof. Lise Dumasy, President of Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes and President Patrick Lévy. This agreement will enhance internationalization and develop our collaboration in various areas, such as student mobility, entrepreneurship, research and innovation on a number of innovative subjects including artificial intelligence, health and biotechnology.
President Lise Dumasy signed another agreement with Keio University (Japan). This strategic collaboration will enrich the ability of both institutions to develop new research direction, to receive research grants, to attract talented postgraduate students and academic staff. It will first focus on three main subjects: neurosciences, sleep medicine and artificial intelligence & Big Data.
Published on July 8, 2019