Since 2009, ELyT School is organized every year (alternating between Lyon and Sendai) with the aim of presenting the partner institutions to students from the other country (mainly Masters students, to encourage the creation of jointly-supervised Ph.D. research projects, and undergraduate students to promote Masters double-degree programs). In addition, few years ago, the ELyT School was opened to common partners of the member institutions, from Japan (Tokai University this year), China (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics) and Europe (KTH in Sweden and Saarland in Germany. Each ElyT School gathers around 35 students.
The main thematic is "Energy, Environment, Safety and Engineering". The program includes scientific activities with seminars given by Japanese and French professors, research work in small groups with oral presentations, student presentations. There is an industrial one-day tour (for instance an energy power plant) and a campus tour with a visit of several laboratories. Finally, cultura activities (introduction to French/Japanese culture, turistic trip …) help the students to discover the other country.
Photo from Mr Quentin Dumery