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UPMC and the Institut Français du Pétrole sign a major agreement


Jean-Charles Pomerol, UPMC President and Olivier Appert, President of the IFP, have signed a four-year agreement which aims to strengthen these institutions’ cooperation in terms of both research and study programs.

This agreement reinforces a well-established partnership between the IFP and France’s top university, which is illustrated by many collaborative scientific projects, a close proximity in terms of doctoral study and the award of numerous doctorates prepared in the IFP’s laboratories.

The agreement provides for the development of joint UPMC and IFP post-graduate courses (Masters and doctoral schools), with the goal of national co-accreditation.
UPMC and the IFP hope thereby to promote the transferability of doctoral students between their respective laboratories, whether they are enrolled in either institution via co-accredited doctoral schools, or enrolled at UPMC via other UPMC-run doctoral schools.

The agreement also aims to mobilize the respective research teams over the scientific and technological problems raised by the IFP and UPMC development strategies. This will be achieved by:

  • Developing research proposals in synergy by comparing and coordinating the respective experience and skills of researchers from both institutions.
  • Conducting basic research to improve the knowledge base necessary for the IFP and UPMC research programs.
  • Conducting applied research on joint programs and promoting it at an industrial level.

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