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Galette des Rois in San Francisco

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On Sunday, January 18th was held the annual “Galette des rois” in San Francisco. It was the opportunity for the families of the local Gadz’arts community to reunite and celebrate the New Year.

The event took place in the Mission Bay district thanks to Adrien. The “Galettes” were home made to the delights of everyone, adults and children! Thank you to Aurore for the fantastic baking!

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for that event and for Laurent who stopped by while visiting San Francisco before travelling back to Los Angeles!

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Diner Gadz'Arts in Houston

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Recipe for the succes of an alumni event... Organize a mussels constest in the middle of a festival of rice & chorizo, don't forget to throw in a couple of prawns on top of everything, or with much less preparation, have a gigantic Paella at Majorca Bistro. Of course, pair your event with a few glasses of Rioja and you'll end up with 20 Happy Faces during the last Dinner organised by our friends Gadz in Houston, TX .

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Come on San Francisco Bay ! NY and Houston local groups are moving ! Come on everybody else ! meet up, take a few pictures and send them to Aurore to be featured in our next newsletter.

Arts et Métiers ParisTech hosts an American delegation

Photo_FulbrightFriday 10 October, Arts et Métiers ParisTech hosted a delegation composed of 4 Vice Presidents and deans of American universities within the framework of the 2nd edition of the Fulbright « Education Administrators Program » which aims to present the French Higher Education landscape in order to facilitate exchanges with the US. The 2014 edition of the « Educations Administrators Program » included visits to Lyon –Grenoble –Paris –Mainz.

The question that we were asked to address: “how universities and grandes écoles are responding to the challenges of globalization in a very constrained economic environment”.

During the morning discussions, Laurent Champaney, Deputy General Director for Education, presented the system for educating engineers in France and the specificity of Arts st Métiers ParisTech as a Technology School,  followed by discussions on Arts et Métiers ParisTech’s international relations strategy, led by Audrey Stewart, Director of European & International Relations, with 2 presentations by Jean François Omhover, Associate Professor, Conception & Innovative Products Laboratory on the Master design, and Wafa Skalli, Professor on the International relations strategy of the Biomechanics Laboratory. 2 colleagues then spoke about their interest in participating in transatlantic exchange programs - Damien Subit, from Virginia University who is presently in our Biomechanics laboratory with a Marie Curie grant, and Celia Amabile, a young French PhD student in the biomechanics laboratory who will soon be in New York to carry out research with colleagues at the New York University within the framework of a Fulbright grant.

The night before, it was Laurent Carraro, Director General of Arts et Métiers ParisTech who participated at a round table discussion on the emerging model of the COMUE (federation of institutions) in the presence of 3 other Presidents of COMUE’s in Paris in front of the delegation from 15 American universities.

An excellent public relations event whereby American Higher Education decision-makers were able to appreciate the positioning of Arts et Metiers ParisTech as a technology school as well as our international relations strategy, particularly in the US where we aim to build on research collaborations to reinforce partnerships, thereby encouraging exchanges of students and researchers both sides of the Atlantic.

                                                    Audrey Stewart, Director of European & International Relations

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