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Towards new collaborations with the University of Montreal

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The reception at ULiège of a large delegation from UdeM made it possible to identify opportunities for collaboration in transdisciplinary fields of the future.


n November 27, 2019, the University of Liège received a large delegation from the University of Montreal (UdeM) led by Rector Guy Breton and by the Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Francophonie, Prof. Guy Lefebvre. The Quebec delegation also included several representatives from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

For ULiège, the Academic Authorities were surrounded by representatives of the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, as well as the Department of International Relations.

A joint agreement to support teaching and research projects has already been in place between the two universities since 2016. An IMACS (International Master in Audiovisual and Cinematographic Studies) master's degree (120 credits) involves both universities. Internships, particularly with the Faculty of Medicine and UdeM University Hospitals, are frequent. Student exchanges feed academic exchanges. 

The working meeting highlighted new opportunities for collaboration in the fields of digital technology, artificial intelligence and health. In addition, the Liège and Montréal teams will identify promising sectors in order to increase exchanges of students, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and professors. The possibilities of co-financing these exchanges will be analysed.

A return mission from ULiège to UdM is envisaged.

In the field of health, efforts will continue to be made to welcome internal doctors from Liège to the UdeM for general medical practice. Artificial intelligence programs applied to health are also promising. 

Favouring a very interdisciplinary approach within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the UdeM teams underlined their interest in developing collaborations in the fields of cybersecurity, gaming, digital museology, machine and deep learning as well as astrophysics and optical instrumentation. The Quebec delegation visited the Centre Spatial de Liège after the meeting and lunch at the Château de Colonster.


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