Science is a global endeavor and international collaborations make Science stronger

At the heart of research and innovation in the Centre-Val de Loire region, the institute proposes and implements innovative programmes to promote international interdisciplinary scientific exchanges and stimulate fundamental research. LE STUDIUM links with a rich network of regional partners including higher education institutions, research centres, industries and local authorities. Its diversified portfolio of actions offers a vision open to the world and science. A true place of intellectual and scientific dialogue, it welcomes high-level international talents in a multidisciplinary environment of excellence and leads an international scientific learning community focused on understanding the world, its changes and societal challenges.

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Advanced Technology Higher Education Network Alliance – the ATHENA European University is a federation of mid-size higher education institutions in nine European countries (Portugal, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia and Spain). It draws on their combined strengths to reach a common objective: deliver high-quality education with a positive impact on research, youth employability and social advancement at the national and European levels.

The launch of joint research and educational projects enhance synergies between the member universities and stakeholders, foster research quality and impact, boost the competitiveness of the submitted proposals, attract funds to support its programmes and fully leverage the network’s infrastructure and scientific potential.

The introduction of joint multidisciplinary modules and curricula, supported by blended and actual mobility schemes, aim to break down any possible scientific and cultural barriers to mobility. The key objective is to deliver inclusive, innovative, high-quality international education permanently aligned with global market needs.

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  • Orléans Métropole
  • Université de Tours
  • Université d'Orléans