This September has offered a true myriad of promising partnership initiatives for Université Paris-Saclay and its member institutions, which were present at the 29th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition in Seville, the largest EAIE Exhibition to date.
Founded in 1989, the EAIE is the acknowledged European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalisation of higher education. As a non-profit, member-led organisation, the EAIE serves individuals actively involved in the internationalisation of their institutions through a combination of training, conferences and knowledge acquisition and sharing, with the idea of advancing international higher education in Europe and the rest of the world.
Held this year from 12 to 15 September at the Seville FIBES Congress Centre, the conference brought together 6,000 participants from 95 countries to the 250 plus stands, and was the scene of a true blend of cultures, comprising a variety of plenaries and conference sessions to choose from on the latest tendencies in international academic and research cooperation.
The conference speakers offered their vision of strategies and tactics towards the internationalization of higher education, the global challenges facing universities today, as well as perspectives to build a more inclusive future.
Promoting Université Paris-Saclay
Represented by five of its nineteen founding members (AgroParisTech, ENS Paris-Saclay, ENSTA, Telecom ParisTech, and UVSQ) and one associate member (ENSIIE), as well as its international relations department, the university met its international partners from around the world and discussed both ongoing and future projects on double-degree Master’s and PhD agreements, research partnerships within the CNRS international associated laboratories (LIAs), as well as summer schools.
The exhibition was the perfect opportunity to present the university’s organization and unique international Master’s programmes, jointly delivered by the university member institutions to over 9,500 master’s students.
Alongside the exhibition, the university attended the French-Iberian Cooperation Forum organised by the French National Higher Education Agency Campus France and hosted by the University of Seville on 12 September. Guillaume Garreta, director of international relations of Université Paris-Saclay, was a speaker at one of the round tables where he presented the university’s transformations, challenges, and successes. The plenary sessions, during which the creation of a network of French-Spanish universities (UFRES) was discussed, were followed by bilateral meetings with Spain’s best universities and a networking event in the splendid gardens of Hotel Alfonso XIII.