International, Institutional life

The CNRS & Université de Lyon open their joint branch at the University of Ottawa

On The January 29, 2019

A.Schuhl, Directeur général délégué à la Science du CNRS ;  J. Frémont, Recteur de l’Université d’Ottawa ; F.Fleury, Vice-Président Stratégie académique de l’UdL et Président de l’Université Lyon 1
A.Schuhl, Directeur général délégué à la Science du CNRS ; J. Frémont, Recteur de l’Université d’Ottawa ; F.Fleury, Vice-Président Stratégie académique de l’UdL et Président de l’Université Lyon 1

On January 29, 2019, the Université de Lyon and the CNRS opened a new joint branch within the University of Ottawa. This one-of-a-kind Franco-Canadian initiative will strengthen existing collaborative research projects and create possibilities for new projects shared by the two countries.

The Université de Lyon is implementing its international strategy abroad in 2019. The CNRS and the UdL are creating an innovative collaborative model by building the first representative office that includes both a research organization and an academic partner, in particular a COMUE. This partnership is even more innovative as it is being hosted within a university abroad.

It aims to transcend borders for scientific progress and to address new societal challenges by developing new methods of cooperation. In practice, this branch will be given permanent representatives from the CNRS who will be conducting part-time academic activities.

It will strengthen collaboration projects for the UdL’s International Alliance in Quebec and Ontario, and develop new collaboration projects that may lead to research activities led locally by the CNRS.

Read the University of Ottawa's interview with the branch representative (in French)