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CIVIS member NKUA and Sorbonne University to collaborate on joint programme and beyond

26 February 2024
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After the Memorandum of Understanding signed with Harvard at the beginning of the year, CIVIS Member University NKUA concludes another MoU, this time with the Sorbonne University in France - one of Europe’s leading universities. Thus, the Greek institution marks another significant collaboration with multiple benefits that will further strengthen its international orientation. 
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During their meeting at the beginning of February, the representatives of the two institutions pointed out the completion of the preparations for the joint French- taught Postgraduate Programme (Joint Master’s Degree) of Sorbonne University and the NKUA’s Department of French Language and Literature (starting the next academic year).

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The discussions also looked at the possibilities for collaboration between Sorbonne University and the NKUA’s School of Medicine at various levels, including research and research traineeships for sixth-year students, summer schools and Erasmus+ traineeships, other medical internships, and short-term post-training for graduates.

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Further more, the participants explored the potential for further collaboration in the fields of French Language and Literature, Philology, History, Archaeology, Physics, Chemistry, and Informatics. The French delegation was particularly interested in research internships and cotutelles.

This collaboration will allow students and academics from our University to get training and engage in joint research projects at a top academic institution. NKUA pioneers higher education and continues its policies of extroversion and internationalisation in a highly dynamic way”, highlighted the rector of NKUA, Professor Gerasimos Siasos.

The meeting ended with a presentation of the International PhDs, a programme funded by Sorbonne University, which now includes NKUA by virtue of this Memorandum of Understanding.

The MoU was signed by the rector of NKUA, Professor Gerasimos Siasos, and the President of the Sorbonne University, Professor Nathalie Drach-Temam.

Meet the entire team involved in the project by reading the original story, in Greek