Nuclear: Phelma signs partnership with the University of Bristol
Categorie(s) : Education, News
Published : 7 June 2017
Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma engineering school and the University of Bristol (England) recently signed a nuclear energy partnership. The two institutions had previously been ERASMUS partners for several years. Nuclear energy is a high-growth field in southwestern England, where French electric utility EDF is building two EPR™ pressurized-water-type reactors that will be commissioned in 2025. The partnership provides for Phelma students to complete three-month research projects at Bristol labs. There will also be a common Nuclear Fuel lecture course taught in Grenoble starting the first semester of 2017–2018 and available by videoconference to students on the Bristol campus. Each campus will hold its own lab classes on the topic and students will complete group projects in blended French-English groups. This original teaching experiment will be evaluated so that it can be improved upon and so that the format can be expanded to other courses.