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Troyes Week EUt+ : European partners' working week at the University of Technology of Troyes from 26 to 30 September 2022

Published on September 27, 2022 Updated on December 6, 2022

on the September 26, 2022

Eight European universities have come together to found EUt+, the European University of Technology, aiming to create a truly new university that is active both locally and at the European level. EUt+ aims to create excellence and added value for European society, economy and culture. The European University of Technology aims to fundamentally transform the quality, performance and efficiency of higher education in the field of technology.

As the leader of the EUt+ project, along with seven other European partners, UTT is proud to host a key week of workshops all meant to accelerate the development of the new methods and orientations necessary for the building of EUt+.

This working week in Troyes is an opportunity to introduce UTT to the seven other EUt+ member universities: the Hochschule of Darmstadt (Germany), the Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria), the University of Technology of Limassol (Cyprus), the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (Spain), the Technological University Dublin (Ireland), the Technical University of Riga (Latvia) and the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania).

From Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th September 2022, UTT is hosting one of the monthly work meetings in Troyes. The objective is to pursue the transformative convergence of education and research towards a European degree and to strengthen the levers of communication as well as student and staff mobility.

A programme of workshops

After an introductory session in French and a steering committee meeting on Monday 26 September, Troyes Week EUt+ was inaugurated on Tuesday 27 September 2022. in the Philippe Adnot amphitheatre at UTT, by Christophe Collet, President of UTT, Myriam Maumy, Director Delegate to EUt+, Jérôme Plain, Deputy Director of UTT, in the presence of Philippe Pichery, President of the Departmental Committee of Aube. Timothée Toury, Secretary General of EUt+, will present the progress of this working week.

Throughout the week, more than a hundred representatives of EUt+ partner institutions, teachers, researchers, administrative staff, doctoral students and students will alternate between workshops on the various tasks of the initiative and informal exchanges.
Work Package 1

Management & Coordination

  • Working meeting of the EUt+ Project Managers of each institution to exchange good practices, to set up, monitor and improve the project management tools made available to all partners.
  • Workshops on general quality improvement in line with European guidelines (ESG, EURAXESS...)
  • The Governing Board, which is made of students and staff, reflects on the involvement of students in the EUt+ governance and their perception of a mobility semester in a partner campus. They are also invited to participate in the reflections of the Elara and Data ScienceInstitute workshops. They also collaborate in the development of new EUt+ programmes in the framework of WP3.
Work Package 3

Common curricula spanning Europe

  • The members discuss the European Diploma and the different EUt+ programmes that have started this semester (Networks and Telecom/ Civil Engineering/ Industrial Engineering) and the future ones that will gradually open.
Work Package 4

Knowledge-creating teams to structure and engage EUt+ R&D

  • This work package are discussing how research will be structured in EUt+.
Work Package 7

A single identity for global outreach

  • This work package focuses on the task of developing a sense of belonging to the EUt+ family and aims to create commitment among the first students integrating the EUt+ programmes.

2 European research institutes will meet during Troyes Week

  • The EUt+ Data Science Lab, led by Hichem Snoussi, University Professor of Data Processing, Deputy Director of the LIST3N (Computer Science and Digital Society Laboratory) at UTT, will organise its second workshop bringing together European researchers and doctoral students on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September morning.
  • ELaRA, the European Laboratory for Pedagogical Action - Student-centred Research and Learning, will organise its first summer school on Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September, in the EPF premises. Research presentations and round tables with European students from the eight partner campuses are on the programme.
An EUt+ Focus Group on the relationship between higher education institutions and local ecosystems will bring together researchers, industrial partners and local research policy makers. This workshop will be facilitated by our Cypriot colleagues, who are replicating the same workshop in each university. It will be approached from the point of view of "socio-economic developments", around the terms "research" and "innovation" (definition, priorities, etc.).

On Thursday 29th September, the rectors of the 8 EUt+ partner universities, the 8 representatives of the governing boards of the partner universities and 8 students will meet in a EUt+ Governing Board in order to take stock of the work done during the week and to give the main guidelines for the further development of the EUt+ initiative.

An opportunity to discover Troyes and its cultural and historical background

A rich and varied social programme will allow the European guests to discover Troyes and its territory:
  • On Tuesday 27 September at 6.45pm, all participants in Troyes Week and UTT staff are invited to attend the conference "European Space Strategy: Challenges & Opportunities for Industry" given by the spacewoman Claudie Haigneré at the Centre de Congrès de l'Aube on the occasion of the International Convention on Technical Textiles and Flexible Materials, CItext.
  • On Wednesday 28 September, from 6.15 pm to 10.30 pm, the European guests will discover the Cité du Vitrail in the heart of the city of Troyes. A cocktail reception and champagne tasting will be held during the evening.

A wrap-up of the Troyes Week

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 About the European University of Technology (Eut+)

The eight partners universities have been working together for 2 years to found EUt+, the European University of Technology. This initiative, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by UTT, aims to create a new type of university[DN1] which is inclusive and focusing on key societal challenges. EUt+ aims to put students and people at the heart of its approach. It positions itself as a key player in the EU that will inform policy decisions and guide policymakers towards sound and sustainable solutions.

With 100,000 students, 7,000 professors and 5,000 administrative and technical staff, EUt+ promotes a vision of technology that is ethical and embraces European values, providing effective solutions to the challenges of integration and sustainability that cross its territories. More information about the structure of EUt+ and the goals of the work packages can be found here: https://www.univ-tech.eu/key-facts-and-figures. Learn more about the research institutes here: https://www.univ-tech.eu/the-institutes.
8 partners for one ambition
  • Hochschule Darmstadt, Université des Sciences appliquées de Darmstadt (Allemagne)
  • Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte, Université technique de Riga (Lettonie)
  • Technological University Dublin, Université technologique de Dublin (Irlande)
  • Технически университет София, Université technique de Sofia (Bulgarie)
  • Τεχνολογικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Université de technologie de Chypre (Chypre)
  • Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Université technique de Carthagène (Espagne)
  • Universitatea Tehnică din ClujNapoca, Université technique de Cluj-Napoca (Roumanie)
  • Université de technologie de Troyes (France)
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8 Work Packages EUt+
  • WP1 : Management and Coordination
  • WP2 : Europe for everyone: inclusiveness and embeddedness
  • WP3 : Common curricula spanning Europe
  • WP4 : Knowledge-creating teams to structure and engage EUt+ R&D
  • WP5 : Beyond mobility: feeling at home in every campus
  • WP6 : Integrating infrastructure
  • WP7 : A single identity for global outreach
  • WP8 : Sustainability and dissemination
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5 European research institutes EUt+
  • Sustainability Lab: Sustainability Lab, dedicated to the science of sustainable development
  • EUTINN: Institute for Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies of the European University of Technology
  • ECT Lab: European Culture and Technology Laboratory
  • ELaRA: European Laboratory for Educational Action - Student-centred Research and Learning
  • Data Science Lab: Data Science
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Date of update 06 décembre 2022