A new generation of European Masters is offered by the University Pierre et Marie Curie, University Paris-Sud, University of Rennes 1, Telecom Bretagne and the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, in partnership with 14 European universities brought together within EIT ICT Labs.
Proposed in response to the challenges of European competitiveness in the sector of information and communication technology (ICT), the three EIT ICT Labs masters programs combine scientific and technical excellence with top level international innovation and entrepreneurial skills, including compulsory internships for students. In France, the first courses will start in September 2012. Upon completion of this course, students will obtain a double master’s degree awarded by the colleges visited during their period of studies.
Launched for a period of 12 years on the initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT ICT Labs is a centre of excellence that brings together higher education institutions, research institutes and leading companies from six countries (Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands). The aim of EIT ICT Labs is to develop the results of higher education and research to produce market-oriented innovations and societal needs.
Internships required during the program
Students start the course at an institution of higher education selected from the six countries of the European consortium. After the first year, they move on to do the second year in one of the remaining five partner countries. The master’s internship is done with leading industrial partners or top research laboratories. After 2 years, students have a double master’s degree obtained from two different universities. These programs, 100% in English, are also planning visits to England, Germany, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, UK and Sweden as part of integration weeks, and summer/winter schools. Students will have access to “co-location centres”, and e-learning lessons.
For what jobs?
This teaching, based on global best practices, will train scientists and engineers with expertise in European ICT to pursue a career in international laboratories or industrial groups. This double degree will teach students to take risks and develop their entrepreneurial skills.
In addition to a very good academic record, training requires a high level of English (TOEFL).
Applications until February 15, 2012.
The 19 European higher education institutions in the EIT ICT Labs program: Aalto University (Finland), University Akadem Åbo (Finland), University of Turku (Finland), Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), TU Delft (Netherlands ), University of Twente (Netherlands), Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Informatics (Hungary), Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary), U. Trento (Italy), KTH (Sweden) TU Berlin (Germany), Saarland University (Germany), TU Darmstadt (Germany), UPMC (France), Université Paris-Sud (France), University of Rennes 1 (France), University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France), Telecom Bretagne (France), UCL (England).