Published on 22 November 2017
International

Université Paris-Saclay took part in the eleventh session of the French-Russian Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation (Comix - Comité mixte franco-russe pour la coopération scientifique et technologique) held in Paris on 8 and 9 November 2017, represented by the director of international relations, Guillaume Garreta.

Université Paris-Saclay took part in the eleventh session of the French-Russian Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation (Comix - Comité mixte franco-russe pour la coopération scientifique et technologique) held in Paris on 8 and 9 November 2017. The university was represented by the director of international relations, Guillaume Garreta, who took part in the roundtable on international partnerships and research funding, and in a meeting of French universities of excellence (Idex) with Russian universities winners of the 5-100-2020 excellence programme.

The French-Russian Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation

French-Russian cooperation in the areas of higher education and research is based on a long-established tradition of scientific collaboration, developed in Soviet times. The framework for scientific and technological cooperation between France and Russia was set by the agreement signed on 28 July 1992 by Minister Curien and Minister Saltykov. This agreement established in particular a French-Russian committee for scientific and technological cooperation, responsible for defining the main guidelines and programmes to be implemented.

Université Paris-Saclay – First French partner university of Russia

As recalled in the summary of conclusions signed following the Comix, UPSaclay is one of the first French partner universities of Russia. Second French partner after the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in terms of co-authored publications, just for 2017, Université Paris-Saclay signed 3 cooperation agreements with Russian higher education institutions, all three winners of the 5-100-2020 excellence programme: MISIS, ITMO and Novosibirsk State University (with which it has established a Master’s double degree agreement in optics). In research, UPSaclay is involved in 6 active international associated laboratories or LIA (out of the existing 16 between France and Russia), 1 international research network or GDRI, and 5 common research projects or PRC, that are a testimony to the dynamic relationships that link UPSaclay and Russian teams. Furthermore, Russia is the 8th foreign nationality represented at the UPSaclay doctoral level and the 10th in Master’s, with an excellent admission rate.