Artois University expressed interest in cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering UWB
During the visit to the University of West Bohemia on Thursday, 30 June, the Rector of the University of Artois, Pasquale Mammone, and the Vice-Rector, Ahmed El Kaladi, expressed their interest in cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and visited the RICE research centre.
The University of Artois, based in Arras in northern France, has been collaborating with the Department of Romance Languages and the Department of Historical Sciences of the Faculty of Arts since 2008. Like the University of West Bohemia, this university has more than 11,000 students. This year it celebrated its 30th anniversary and offers studies in both humanities and technical fields of study.
In the words of Helena Horová, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts, who accompanied the delegation, Artois University has long been actively cooperating, in particular with the Department of Romance Languages, with which it has concluded agreements for a double diploma programme for the Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages for Commercial Practice and for a follow-up Master's degree in Teaching French for Secondary Schools.
"We would like to cooperate with the University of West Bohemia also in technical fields, especially with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in electrical engineering, but also in IT fields with the Faculty of Applied Sciences," said Rector Pasquale Mammone during a meeting with Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Jan Michalík. The LSEE research laboratory at Artois University focuses on the ecological aspects of electrical engineering, increasing the efficiency of rotating and non-rotating electrical machines, the design of electrical machines capable of withstanding extreme internal temperatures, and other topics. There is, therefore, an opportunity to collaborate with the RICE research centre.
According to Vice-Dean Jan Michalík, there is room for mutual cooperation in the field of R&D and education, for example, exchanging research stays of Ph.D. students and researchers or invited lectures. Both sides have also expressed interest in cooperating in the future on a joint double-degree programme within the framework of doctoral studies.
The Rector and the Vice-Rector of Artois University visited the Faculty of Electrical Engineering laboratories and the RICE research centre.
After the tour of the RICE research centre, the guests from Artois University got acquainted with the historical centre of Pilsen and the faculties in the city centre, accompanied by Romana Sucha from the International Office. In the evening, they met with the Vice-Rector Dita Hommerová and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts David Šanc.
At the end of the working visit to Pilsen, the Rector and the Vice-Rector of Artois University attended the graduation ceremony of the graduates of the Faculty of Arts's Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes and the graduates of the double diploma programme with Artois University at Kozel Castle on Friday 1 July.
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
| Romana Suchá, Kateřina Newton
04. 07. 2022