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Alliance Program - Visit of a delegation from Columbia University at l’X

On January 31st and February 1st, 2019, a delegation of Columbia Deans visited École Polytechnique, as part of the Alliance Program meeting held in Paris the same week.

On January 29th, the Alliance Executive Committee meeting took place, gathering the executives of the four institutions of the partnership (Columbia University, École Polytechnique, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Sciences Po). L’X was represented by President Eric Labaye and Provost Frank Pacard.

Workshops aiming at developing new collaborations in the Alliance Program were also organized, focusing on the topic “Best practices in Higher Education”. Then, several deans from Columbia University visited the three French institutions. At l’X, they were welcomed by Provost Frank Pacard and met with several faculty members who took - or are taking - part in projects of the Alliance Program, such as Visiting Professors and Joint Project Grants. The exchanges focused on analyzing the results of these projects and exploring other fields of cooperation both in the academic and research areas.

After the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Alliance Program in October 2018, these Alliance meetings and exchanges strengthened the cooperation within the program and encouraged the partners to deepen the collaborations.