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Linejy: a  Master student at Tsukuba University for one YEAR

Linejy: a Master student at Tsukuba University for one YEAR

Linejy Tavars
Former master student at Bordeaux University 2015/2016

 My name is TAVARS Linejy, I'm a student at the University of Bordeaux, France. In 2015, I got my  Licence (French bachelor) in the field of Molecular and Cell Biology and Physiology (BMCP). During my university training, I have become more and more interested in such subjects as Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology.
In January 2015, we received an email which informed us of the visit of representatives of the University of Tsukuba. Thanks to the agreement between the Bordeaux University and the Tsukuba University, these two universities offer the opportunity to obtain a double degree in Agroscience. During this work session, I started to contemplate the possibility to continue my training in Japan. To get an idea of the student life in Japan. I contacted people who had the opportunity to study in Tsukuba or more widely in Japan. I was pleasantly surprised because all the feedback was positive. Some of them had the opportunity to work for a few years in Japan or for a shorter duration.
During the university year  2015/2016, I passed first year master degree in the field Biology and Biotechnology of Plants and I participated in an ERASMUS student sponsorship program. Discussing with the students has increased my desire to continue my education abroad. Student life is a period in which we build our Global  Vision and also our way of thinking. So I think this enrichment has an impact on the way we work and handle a problem. This type of experience is the opportunity to learn about another culture, to broaden one's mind and also expand one's network internationally. Moreover, in the current context, international exchanges are becoming essential in business. I think that this training could be a major asset for me in so far as it will bring intellectual and personal enrichment to me.
These are the reasons why I have decided to take an active part in this program..



Two Master students at the 2016 Tsukuba Summer School

Two Master students at the 2016 Tsukuba Summer School

 My name is Alice Destailleur, I'm 22 years old and I've just finished my Master One year in Plant Biology and Biotechnologies. Before coming to Bordeaux, I studied at the University of Toulouse, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. I chose this Master program because of the teaching program which focuses on project management and developing our thinking.
Another great advantage is its association with the INRA research center, which gives me the opportunity to immerse myself in the research world and plan for my future. Next year, I have decided to continue with the Agro-science Master and have chosen Plant Biology and Biotechnology as my specialisms. After that, I would like to continue with a PhD in order to realize my dream of working in research.
In the context of the partnership between our Master program and Tsukuba University, the teaching staff gave us the opportunity to apply for a two-week summer school in July in Tsukuba (Japan). Following an interview based on my motivations, I was selected to participate in this exchange program along with other students from Brazil, Indonesia, Scotland, Taiwan, USA, and Vietnam. For two weeks, I will be carrying out research and I have decided to study the interaction between plants and microbes in the plant pathology lab. We will also attend cultural talks in order to discover Japanese culture, and there will be special lectures and excursions to help us get the most out of this program. At the end, we will have a presentation session to discuss our results.
For me, it's a great opportunity both professionally as well as personally. First of all, it's an opportunity to interact with people from the research world who have a different perspective and another way of working. It is very enriching to base one’s own approach on different influences. Secondly, this program should provide an opportunity to interact with the other students from Japan and from other countries, and build relationships that will be useful and rewarding for my future.
On the personal level, it will also be an opportunity to learn more about the Japanese culture and how to adapt to another culture. It will also allow me to practice and improve my English, considering that I would like to work abroad in the future. I hope that it is the beginning of a long adventure in research!
I'm looking forward to being there and I'm also very proud to be representing our Master program and the University of Bordeaux on the international scene!
Alice Destailleur

My name is Camille Obert, I am 22 years old and I am currently studying on the Plant Biology and Biotechnologies Master 1 program at the University of Bordeaux.
After my Bachelor’s degree, I spent one year in a biology preparatory class (CPGE BCPST) followed by two years at Aix-Marseille University, where I graduated in the Biology of Organisms and Evolutions.
During these three years, I discovered plant biology and biotechnology. Burning agricultural issues are leading us to use new tools in order to find effective and innovative solutions. Plant selection and breeding are one of these tools and this is why I decided to study plant biotechnology, and why I chose the University of Bordeaux and more specifically the Agroscience Master.
During my first year of the Master program, I have learned a lot about biotechnology and its applications, and this has confirmed my decision to continue in this field.
The conditions of study are conducive to personal development thanks to the immersion in INRA and ISVV during the two months of internship, and also due to the interventions of competent and qualified professors.
Team spirit and team work are essential values of the Master program, and during this year, projects and other works have enabled us to improve our communication skills. It is with this in mind that the Master program offers a two-week summer school at Tsukuba University in Japan. I have had the good fortune to be selected for this summer and to join a laboratory. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover another culture and country, but also another way of thinking in research. Moreover, I will also be interacting with other students from all over the world.
I chose the laboratory of Olericulture and Floriculture because I feel very concerned by the research topics of this laboratory: the use of biotechnology to produce innovative crops and to understand the control of many mechanisms.
This summer school will be a great life experience and I cannot wait to discover this wonderful country.
Camille Obert



Preparation of a  Joint Master between the Universities of Bordeaux Tsukuba (Japan)  and Taiwan in the interface areas o

Preparation of a Joint Master between the Universities of Bordeaux Tsukuba (Japan) and Taiwan in the interface areas o

Mid-January, a delegation from the University of Tsukuba and the National Taiwan University visited Bordeaux for the fourth Global Innovation Program (GIP) conference. Professors, researchers and international relations staff from all universities attended to decide the next steps in the creation of a joint Master Degree in Agro-Biomedical Science.

"Ishoku-dougen," a Japanese saying of Chinese origin, means "food is medicine".  Today, threats to food security, reduced healthcare budgets, etc., are international issues that are of increasing importance to society. The aim of this Master program is to train global professionals who are capable of managing such modern-day challenges within the domains of food and health.
“Our objective is to educate and train ‘global’ graduates for modern challenges in food, health, environment and energy. These graduates will be international managers, ready and equipped to collaborate in any global context and company”, states Pr Kumagaï (Environmental Biology Section, Faculty of Medicine / Program Coordinator for the Global Innovation Joint Degree Program, University of Tsukuba).
The title of the degree already reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the program; a combination of agriculture and medical sciences. In addition, the joint Master reflects the international outlook that brings together specific skills, expertise and environments from the three universities:
“Our students will benefit from not only three different academic environments but also from three different business environments. The Master program places a strong focus on the working world and internships in order to develop important entrepreneurial skills” explains Pr Lee (Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University)
The joint Master degree in Agro-Biomedical Science will welcome students for its first year as of September 2017. Excellence is the keyword for the program and highly selective criteria will ensure that only top-level students may follow the joint Master degree. 15 places in total are available per year and reserved for candidates with a global outlook (multilingual and mobile). Such a profile is necessary in order to complete the program which is organised with one semester taking place in each partner university (Tsukuba, followed by Taiwan, followed by Bordeaux with the final semester performed in a company or a lab, location at choice).
Our collaboration with the University of Tsukuba and the National Taiwan University in the creation of this joint Master degree is just the tip of the iceberg. Within the framework of the ‘Top Global University Project’, we are working together on numerous other joint projects in: neuroscience, health, IT, chemistry, etc. Together, our aim is to provide truly global programs that will prepare students for the society of tomorrow” concludes Pr Vincent Dousset (Vice-President, International Relations, University of Bordeaux) 


Collaboration between the University of Bordeaux and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile is on the good track fo

Collaboration between the University of Bordeaux and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile is on the good track fo

On the 9th and 10th of June 2015, the “France-Chile Forum for Higher Education, Research and Innovation” took place in Paris, during the visit of Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, to France.

During these two days, in the presence of the Chilean President and the French Minister for National Education, Higher Education and Research, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, several agreements to reinforce collaboration between research and innovation institutions in both countries were signed.
During the event, the Superintendant of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Ignacio Sanchez, and the President of the University of Bordeaux, Manuel Tunon de Lara, signed an agreement to reinforce cooperation between the two institutions in the field of plant biotechnology, at both PhD level and for research projects. This cooperation also involves prestigious partners such as the University of California Davis and Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Such progress is in line with the plant biotechnology internationalization projects led for several years by the University of Bordeaux, for instance with the University of Tsukuba, Japan.  
At the end of June 2015, the Plant pedagogic team from the University of Bordeaux has co-organize an international “Workshop in Plant Biotechnology” in Santiago. It was dedicated to the topic of “Plant Stress and Sustainable Agriculture”. Several colleagues from the University and INRA Bordeaux has attend.
This agreement is another milestone within the long-standing partnership between the University of Bordeaux and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. The two institutions have managed many exchanges – involving members of management teams, professors, researchers, as well as students. Scientific collaboration cover several domains, especially oenology, virology, plant biology, neuroscience, and have led to numerous thesis co-supervisions. 
Soon the students from Bordeaux University should be able to pursue their Plant Master study in Santiago at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. The Plant Pedagogic team is working hard on the implementation of a double degree Master in Plant Biology. The two teams are working on a common model for the study program as well as the mobility procedures for students following the double degree.