The aim of this international event concerning the field of Green Transportation was to bring together ESTACA Partners in order to strengthen relationships and to initiate new collaborative research projects. It has also give the academic and administrative staff the opportunity to discuss subjects of common interest related to teaching and international partnerships. We received about 40 participants from companies and foreign universities from Canada, China, Greece, India, Italy, Morocco, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States of America.
The participants were able to assist to plenary session on “Challenges in Sustainable Mobility”, poster sessions, and scientific sessions on mechatronics, particle matters, materials and electrical/hybrid vehicle. ESTACA’s partner companies were also present as Flying Whales, SPARK Racing Technology, GRUAU, VALEO, EMC2 Cluster, CEMCAT and SNCF. A study abroad fair was also held in Laval and Paris-Saclay campus were some of our partners and future partner universities as HAN Arnhem University (The Netherlands), Notherwestern Polytechnical University (China), Manipal University (India), Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom) and other were able to present to ESTACA’ students their different opportunities.
Researchers and teachers from ESTACA and partners were able to discuss potential research project, research internship and thesis under joint supervision. An exchange agreement for students, teachers and researchers was signed between ESTACA and AIAC (Académie Internationale Mohammed VI de l’Aviation Civile) in Morocco. ESTACA is also under discussion with Heriot-Watt University to sign an agreement for Master degree abroad and with Université International de Rabat (Morocco) for an exchange agreement.
This first ESTACA’s International Week was really intense and productive for ESTACA and its partners and we are looking forward for the next one in 2019.