China: ECNU delegation at ENS de Lyon

China: ECNU delegation at ENS de Lyon

Wed, 21/06/2023


On June 7 and 8, 2023, ENS de Lyon welcomed a delegation from East China Normal University, led by its Vice-President of International Relations.

On Thursday June 7 and Friday June 8, the ENS de Lyon - represented by Philippe Maurin, Director of International Affairs, Emmanuelle Boulineau, Vice-President of Studies and Jean-Michel Roy, Scientific Coordinator of the ProSFER and JoRISS programs - welcomed a delegation from East China Normal University (ECNU) led by its Vice-President of International Relations, Professor GU Hongliang.

Group photo during the visit
ECNU delegation visits ENS de Lyon, with ProSFER doctoral students


Reception photoThis visit, the first since December 2019, provided an opportunity to take stock of the PRoSFER (Program of Sino-French Education for Research) and JoRISS (Joint Research Institute for Science and Society) programs, both jointly managed with ECNU.

The discussion also focused on the relaunch of the ProSFER student mobility program, whose PhD students currently working at ENS de Lyon were invited to attend. In September, the ENS de Lyon will be welcoming five Chinese students in their final year of the PRoSFER master's program for a semester of exchange. This will enable them to familiarize with studying in France, meet researchers in our laboratories and prepare for a possible application for a joint thesis as part of the doctoral component of the program.

Working groupAfter a three-year hiatus due to the closure of frontiers, teaching mobility will gradually resume from the 2023-2024 academic year.

ECNU delegation:

  • GU Hongliang, Vice President of International Relations, Professor of Philosophy
  • YANG Fuyi, Executive Director of Graduate School, Professor of Special Education
  • WANG Jing, Vice Dean of Faculty of Foreign languages, Professor of French
  • WEN Guiliang, Dean and Professor of Department of Chinese Language
  • ZHU Ming, Professor of History
  • LIU Xiaoyan, Program officer of International Cooperation & Exchange Division

prosfer logoProSFER (Program of Sino-French Education for Research)

PRoSFER is a master and PHD training program between the East China Normal University (ECNU) of Shanghai and three Écoles normales supérieures of France: École normale supérieure de Lyon, École normale supérieure Paris Saclay, and École normale supérieure of Rennes. Created in 2002, it is a leading program in Franco-Chinese higher education cooperation and totals more than 100 completed PHDs. It is coordinated by ENS de Lyon and benefits from the financial support of the Chinese Scholarship Council and the Auvergne Rhône Alpes Region.

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joriss logoJoRISS (Joint Research Institute for Science and Society)

JoRISS is a without walls research platform created in 2010 by ENS de Lyon and East China Normal University. It aims at promoting the development of research collaborations between the two institutions in all fields of knowledge, with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and the societal implication of scientific knowledge. .

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