Bordeaux and Canada: a brand new collaboration agreement

A partnership agreement between the University of Bordeaux and the organization Mitacs was signed on the 21st November 2018 in Ottawa, Canada.

  • 23/11/2018

M. Tunon de Lara - UBx, K. Rispal, Ambassador of France - Ottawa, A. Adem - Mitacs M. Tunon de Lara - UBx, K. Rispal, Ambassador of France - Ottawa, A. Adem - Mitacs

For Mitacs, which supports industrial and social innovation in Canada, this new collaboration is the first of its kind, and represents a real boost for research mobility between Bordeaux and Canada. The four-year partnership supports bilateral, co-funded research mobility programs that may benefit up to 50 students  who wish to cross the Atlantic for their research.

Mobility programs

  • Globalink Research Internship for undergraduate and M1 students (of any discipline) from the University of Bordeaux who wish to go to Canada for a 3 month summer research laboratory internship
  • Globalink Research Awards for senior undergraduate students, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows (of any discipline) from the University of Bordeaux and/or universities in Canada who wish to partake in a short-term research laboratory exchange (3 to 6 months), supervised by faculty in Canada
  • Accelerate International for graduate students or postdoctoral fellows (of any discipline) from the University of Bordeaux and/or Canadian universities who wish to partake in a research internship (4 to 6 months) with a company in the partner country

The signing ceremony, which took place at the French Embassy in Ottawa, included the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada, Kareen Rispal, Ambassador of France in Ottawa, Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs and Manuel Tunon de Lara, President of the University of Bordeaux.

"It is with great pleasure that the University of Bordeaux signs this partnership agreement with Mitacs Canada. As the first such international partnership for Mitacs, we are proud to be part of a brand new co-funding opportunity that will boost research mobility between Bordeaux and Canada" (M. Tunon de Lara, President - UBx).

Thanks to the three mobility programs co-financed by the agreement, the future looks bright for the development of strategic collaborations with our partners across the Atlantic!

Manuel Tunon de Lara — President, University of Bordeaux

Mitacs

  • Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada for business and academia for more than 19 years.
  • Working with more than 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
  • Funded by the Government of Canada and Canadian universities, the Mitacs international research programs offer two-way opportunities between Canada and Mitacs partner countries for research exchanges.