A new impulse for Rennes 1’s collaboration with its Israeli partners

Professor Pierre van de Weghe, Vice-President in charge of International Relations at Université de Rennes 1, was in Israël between the 30th of October and 1st of November 2018, to visit three major universities, among which our partners, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in the city of Beer Sheva, and Tel Aviv University.

Vice-president for International Relations Rennes 1, with french ambassador in Israel and representatives of BGU and TAU
  1. A reinforced cooperation for research in the field of cyber security
  2. Tel Aviv University and the Porter school of Environmental Studies

A reinforced cooperation for research in the field of cyber security

Researchers exchanges already took place between BGU and our Research Institute in Computer sciences and Random systems (IRISA), and a new agreement regarding International Credits for Mobility Erasmus+ 2014-2020, signed during this occasion, will reinforce the mutual cooperation between our universities. This collaboration is all the more significative, as BGU’s Cyber security research centre have similarities with the Pôle d’Excellence Cyber, initiated by the French ministry of Defense and Brittany region, in which Université de Rennes 1 takes a significative part.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) was founded in 1969 and has around 20000 students, a third of whom are involved in research-oriented training. It is a multidisiplinary university with a policy to welcome students from minorities.

 

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)  - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)  - © Pierre Van de Weghe

 

Tel Aviv University and the Porter school of Environmental Studies

New agreement for International credits Mobility has also been signed with Rennes 1’s other partner in Israel, Tel Aviv University, which is the biggest university in Israël, with its 30 000 students. It has 9 faculties, including health, chemistry, cyber security (consistent throughout the country's universities) and a business school. Innovation and entrepreneurship have an important role in the university's development.

This institute, whose structure is similar to Rennes 1’s Earth and Universe Science Observatory (OSUR), covers a wide range of disciplines related to environmental sciences which are approached in a multidisciplinary manner. They offer a Master degree in Environmental Science taught in English and the possibility to participate in a summer school.

This visit took place in the context of France-Israël season 2018, and Campus France event “Choose France 2018”, in cooperation with the French Ambassy in Israel. A key moment to enlighten and reinforce existing cooperations between French and Israeli universities.