UTSEUS, “A truly outstanding experience”

End Octo­ber 2018, Pro­fes­sor Jin Dong­han, Pres­i­dent of Shang­hai Uni­ver­si­ty, Chi­na came to UTC, Com­pieg­ne to launch a new Master’s degree pro­gramme, cer­ti­fied in both France and Chi­na. This vis­it offered an oppor­tu­ni­ty to rein­force UTSEUS which was estab­lished in 2005, in the frame­work of a Sino-French Uni­ver­si­ty Co-oper­a­tion Agreement. 

UTSEUS is a Sino-French engi­neer­ing school, a part­ner­ship; that has been built up over a decade now. It was imag­ined and imple­ment­ed joint­ly by the Group of French Uni­ver­si­ties of Tech­nol­o­gy and Shang­hai Uni­ver­si­ty, Chi­na and, above all oth­er con­sid­er­a­tions, is a unique pio­neer­ing ven­ture in train­ing and research. The Sino-Euro­pean School of Tech­nol­o­gy of Shang­hai Uni­ver­si­ty (UTSEUS) trains over 1 200 Chi­nese, French and oth­er Euro­pean stu­dents each year in a mul­ti-cul­tur­al, inter­na­tion­al framework. 

Yuan Zhuang, aged 22 is one of the UTSEUS stu­dents, in her 4th year of the Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing major. “I found it quite easy to inte­grate stud­ies in the French lan­guage giv­en that we had had a good pri­or ground­ing in French. My ear­ly days at UTC have gone well. I’m cur­rent­ly doing an intern­ship with the com­pa­ny Fau­ré­cia, Méru. Once I grad­u­ate, I plan to stay in France and find a job in the Paris area”, says future engi­neer Yuan. Inci­den­tal­ly, with some oth­er stu­dents in the Indus­tri­al Design (IDI) spe­cial­ty, she and the group have just won a James Dyson Award 2018 for their project to cre­ate a smart so-called “Bing Bin”. This way the stu­dents them­selves become famous ambas­sadors for inter­na­tion­al co-oper­a­tion schemes such as UTSEUS. 

The research themes com­mon to the French and Chi­nese estab­lish­ments are numer­ous: in urban plan­ning, for smart trans­porta­tion, for sus­tain­able devel­op­ment … projects. These can be seen in an even wider con­no­ta­tion, tomorrow’s cities and urban plan­ning which is address­es in Com­plex­Ci­ty, the first lab in the world devot­ed to smart cities, bring­ing togeth­er Chi­nese and Euro­pean scientists. 

“Not only must we widen the scope of col­lab­o­ra­tion for this pro­gramme, but we must above all take the research work to more advanced lev­els”, notes Philippe Courtier, Pres­i­dent and Vice-Chan­cel­lor of UTC. “We must val­ue-add to our know-how to assist more than ever before major French com­pa­nies round the world”. 

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Novembre 2023 - N°61

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