Eurécom : three new members within the GIE
The Institute of Eurécom in Sophia Antipolis is integrating three famous partners in its economic Interest Group: STMicroelectronics, Bouygues Telecom and Helsinki University of Technology.
Three new members have joined the economic Interest Group (GIE) of Eurécom which is in charge of Eurécom, an institute of higher education and research in communication systems, established at the CICA of Sophia Antipolis. Two of them are industrial partners: ST Microelectronics and Bouygues Telecom. The third is an academic partner: the University of Technology at Helsinki.They have joined the other nine prestigious partners in the academic and industrial domains which are already part of the GIE together with the two founder members, the ENST (National higher School of telecommunications) and the EPFL (Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne): Politechnico di Torino, Ascom, Swisscom, Thales communications, Company foundation Cegetel, Motorola, France Télécom, Hitachi Europe, Texas Instruments.For the Institute of Eurécom, which represents one of the prototypes of the higher trainings in the field of NTIC, these two new agreements established at the beginning of the year show a want of 'strengthening the synergies between schools and companies, in an international context, in order to contribute to the emergence of graduates in line with the transformations of telecommunications'.Indeed, the entry in the GIE enables members of the industry to benefit from prerogatives for placements or hiring of students, to contribute to sessions of continuous training or seminars with research students or to have an easier access to research results. Academic members benefit from student exchanges or from scientists exchanges.The new partners are all pleased about the entry of these new members. For the University of Helsinki, the collaboration with Eurécom had already began before the signature of the agreement. STMicroélectronics underlines the similarities and the fact that the two organizations are interested in the multimedia, in the high bandwidth access, the security of networks, the protection of contents, the securized software as well as the interface between human beings and machines. Concerning Bouygues Telecom, it reminds the contacts already set with the group and with teachers and researchers of Eurécom whereas a dozen of students of the Institute are working at Bouygues Telecom France.