French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation Visits Skoltech

On 14 January 2019, France’s Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal, visited Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. The French delegation consisted of 12 representatives including the Ambassador of the French Republic to Russia, Sylvie Bermann.

 

Ambassador of the French Republic to Russia, Sylvie Bermann France’s Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal,  President of Skoltech, Alexander Kuleshov,  Vice President for Communications and Community Development, Alexey Sitnikov

Ambassador of the French Republic to Russia, Sylvie Bermann (left)
France’s Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal,
President of Skoltech, Alexander Kuleshov,
Vice President for Communications and Community Development, Alexey Sitnikov. Photo by Timur Sabirov / Skoltech

 

Following a meeting with President Kuleshov and a tour of the new campus, Lawrence Stein (Skoltech’s Vice President for International Business Affairs, Intellectual Property) and Bruno Sportisse (President of INRIA) each gave a presentation highlighting their respective institutes’ achievements, obstacles and future goals.

Bruno Sportisse (President of INRIA)

Bruno Sportisse (President of INRIA). Photo by Timur Sabirov / Skoltech

Lawrence Stein (Skoltech’s Vice President for International Business Affairs, Intellectual Property)

Lawrence Stein (Skoltech’s Vice President for International Business Affairs, Intellectual Property). Photo by Timur Sabirov / Skoltech

The two sides found common ground in the problems associated with advanced research projects; this presented an opportunity for productive cooperation. To close the meeting, Minister Vidal, along with members of the delegation, emphasized this last point by expressing interest in future cooperation between Skoltech and French institutions.

 

France’s Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal. Photo by Timur Sabirov / Skoltech

France’s Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal. Photo by Timur Sabirov / Skoltech

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