With more than 100 partner universities all over the world, ESILV reinforces the ambitions of the future engineers with a calling for globetrotting. Encouraging the international mobility of students it also means organising networking events that would guide student engineers in their quest to find an internship or training program outside France. And what better tool than on-campus meetings with partner universities to help students in finding unique study abroad experiences?
The path to a Diploma of Engineering goes through an international exchange semester in Years 3 or 5. With this in mind, the Study Abroad Fair at the Pole De Vinci Campus held on November 14 was aimed at supporting second and fifth students thorough their mobility project.
Around 30 universities out of 100 academic partner institutions associated with ESILV came from all over the world to present their programs (bachelor, master, MBA degrees…) and the particularities of some key regions.
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Among the flagship destinations are internationally ranked universities, such as the University of Technology Sidney (the best Australian university under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019, QS Top 50 Under 50 2020), Montevideo University, ranked 21st best university in Latin America (QS World University Rankings 2020), and lesser known but leading engineering destinations in Eastern Europe.
Founded in 1959 in the heart of Transylvania, one of the trendiest regions in Romania – which has preserved its French-speaking soul – the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca is the largest and oldest Romanian university. With its 21 faculties, nearly 35,000 students, UBB also enjoys international recognition, particularly in key disciplines such as Mathematics (301-400 category place in Shanghai Ranking’ of World Universities), Engineering / Technology and Life Sciences (both fields have been ranked 501-600th in World University Ranking).
In the same fashion of opting for engineering schools from the Balkan landscape, another destination that is worth visiting is Tomas Bata University in Zlin, in the Czech Republic, located 300 kilometres east of Prague and 200 kilometres from Vienna.
The university has been ranked among the top 3% of all universities in Central and Eastern Europe, according to the QS World University Rankings 2017 and enjoys international recognition in polymer engineering, chemistry and automation research. The Faculties of Economics, Management and Computer Science are ranked among the best specializations in the country. The university holds about 9,500 students, including 1,200 exchange students and double degree seeking candidates.
While diversity and hybrid skills are among the key aspects of the engineering profession in 2030, according to a study published by the Commission des Titres d’Ingénieur, the international dimension is essential in more than one way: the engineer of the future will master several languages and will be able to work in multicultural teams.
At ESILV, future engineers are confronted to international experience through exchange and double degrees programs, available to them in 4th and 5th years.
Every year, ESILV International Week allows “visiting professors” from partner universities to exchange practices and ideas about the latest trends in engineering schools.