On 16 February 2019, Université Paris-Saclay attended its third European Career Fair organised by MIT.
As in the case of the event’s previous editions, the delegates were delighted to meet talented, motivated and inspiring students, brilliant researchers and aspiring professionals willing to join the UPSaclay community. Some wish to come to Saclay for a 4-6-month undergraduate internship in one of its 300 labs, others think about enrolling in a graduate program (or already doing so) or wonder about pursuing their post-doc research projects in France. We are happy that the university attracts so many great applicants and will make sure they find with us what is best for them.
The Consul General of France in Boston Arnaud Mentré at the UPSaclay MIT ECF booth
This business trip also allowed us to meet with colleagues from the Endocrine Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital (prof. Michael Mannstadt, prof. Murat Bastepe and Prof. Harald Jueppner) who have long-standing research collaborations in bone and skeleton pathologies with UPSud and its university hospital in Kremlin-Bicêtre and INSERM (prof. Agnès Linglart) and are now enthusiast about giving a new perspective to their projects with more contributors involved (summer schools with European and US partners, post-docs and PhD projects).
Delegates at the Endocrine Unit of MGH
The delegates were equally hosted by Prof. Daniel Jackson at the MIT CSAIL, with whom were discussed opportunities for further cooperation with UPSaclay’s Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. While at MIT, the delegation met with the MIT MISTI France program coordinator Vanessa Bouvry and MIT Associate Provost Richard Lester to update them on the UPSaclay’s latest developments and discuss opportunities of cooperation under the MIT MISTI France program.
Finally, the delegates were most happy to spend half a day with UPSaclay’s reliable Boston partners at Northeastern University. UPSaclay and NEU already have many exciting projects under way: the second French-US Conference on Academia-Industry Cooperation in Aerospace scheduled for the fall 2019 on the Saclay plateau in collaboration with the Federal University of Toulouse, discussions around a joint summer school in Aeronautics and Avionics, co-ops initiatives for undergraduates and plans to develop a joint master’s programme in Aerospace Engineering.
Northeastern University is one of the Boston-based partner institutions invited to co-organise the French-US Conference on Women in STEM to be held on 25 September 2019 at the initiative of the French Consulate in Boston. Given the high importance UPSaclay reserves to the issues of rights, diversity and equality, UPSaclay president Sylvie Retailleau has already confirmed her attendance to the event to tell the participants about Saclay’s recent victories and initiatives in the field.
Main picture: UPSaclay delegation at Northeastern University