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  • - 30 March 2020

    Stay Home & Stay Safe

    To students at Université Catholique de Lille during the COVID-19 situation:

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    Dear Université Catholique de Lille Student Community,

    We hope each of you is staying home and staying safe. Our students’ well-being and safety is one of our greatest responsibilities and we are taking it very seriously during this global pandemic.

    We understand that confinement in small student dorms or residences can be difficult; however, it is essential that each of us does our part to help slow the progression of the COVID-19 disease in Lille, in France, and around the world.

    Each of you should have information from your particular faculty or school relating to your academic studies and how to complete your semester online.

    This webpage is intended to provide you with important information and some ideas on how to make the most of your time during the mandatory government confinement.  We have put together a number of internet resources that will provide you with updates from the French government, the City of Lille, and the University, as well as a wide variety of things to help keep you occupied during the next few weeks, from virtual museum visits to online workouts, and from easy cooking recipes to free e-books and films.  We hope you find the information pertinent and useful.

    If you are in need of any assistance, please contact the international student office of your school or faculty.

    We continue to persevere as a community and thank each of you in advance for your cooperation.

    Sincerely,

    The International Relations and Communications Office Université Catholique de Lille  

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  • - 04 March 2020

    Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Communication

    COVID-19 INFORMATION

    Latest updates in the situation at Université Catholique de Lille

    In accordance with the measures announced by the French government, access to the campus has been closed since Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice. The educational process continues in the form of distance learning courses and other methods.  

    As the COVID-19 virus is now actively circulating on French territory, measures of confinement and strict limitation of movement have been put in place on Tuesday, March 17. The population is called upon not to leave their homes under penalty of sanctions, again until further notice.

    The only authorized movements are these:

    Shopping for food and hygiene goods, going to the pharmacy and to the bank. Some fast food shops should still be open Visiting the doctor Taking care of a person in need Going to work (including for internships) when teleworking is not possible Getting physical exercise alone, near the residence

    Movements will be subject to controls. A derogatory travel declaration form, available here (attestation) can be printed or written by hand, available for smartphone or downloadable here.  An English translation can be found here.

    All non essential places (libraries, sport facilities, shops, etc) remain closed. The objective is to limit contact and travel as much as possible. Unnecessary travel may be fined between 135 to 375 euros, with an increase to 1,500 euros for two violations within 15 days, and 3,750 euros and imprisonment for three violations within 30 days. The French Minister of Interior (MOI) and French police have issued warnings regarding fake police checkpoints and individuals impersonating police officers attempting to fraudulently collect a “fine” for not possessing a travel attestation document or for improper documentation. French police always write a report and the requirement to pay a fine is sent to your home of record. Do not pay any “fine” on the scene. All students were informed about these and other changes.  see link

    Our dorms will remain open for students who cannot go back home.  We are aware that the situation can be very stressful for the students and are available by email or phone should they need anything during the time of the confinement period.

    Adresse mail international@univ-catholille.fr 

    Academic and administrative staff remain available via e-mail or phone. We have identified a list of contacts per faculty/school that students can contact any time in case of a medical emergency. 

    Recommendations

    Moreover, the recommendations below were broadcasted to the whole university community in order to limit the virus from spreading. To stop propagation, and preserve your health and others, take simple actions:

    Wash your Hand Regularly or use an hydro alcoholic solution Cough or sneeze in your elbow. When you say Hello, do not make physical contacts such as shaking hands or giving hugs. Use your tissues only once. Wear a mask when you are sick Be careful of any symptoms leading to respiratory infection like cough, difficulties breathing etc…

    If you come from a viral spread zone or if you have had any contacts with someone who is infected, it is important to check for any symptoms and to take your temperatures regularly for 14 days afterward. In case of fever, coughing and difficulties to breath:

    Please contact the emergency number: 15 and report your travel, Avoid any contact with your acquaintances and wear a mask, Do not go to the local doctors, or the Hospital emergencies (the emergency response teams will deal with Medical Assistance).   For more information:

    Government website: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus

    Green number (0 800 130 000) open from 9 :00AM to 7 :00PM 7 days per week, in order to answer any questions that do not concern any medical care.

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  • - 16 December 2019

    University of Sarajevo visits Lille

    Professors from University of Sarajevo came to teach at ISA about pleaded uranium contamination in the Balkans and air pollution in Bosnia-and-Herzegovina, looking for solutions and public health information, thanks to our Erasmus+ ICM project

  • - 09 December 2019

    WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL in 2020

    In a similar scheme as « LILLE, EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE » in 2004, Lille will be the « WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL » in 2020.

    This nomination is the result of a competition between cities all around the world, and more particulary, of a final between Lille and Sydney. The aim of being a World design capital for Lille is to be able to transform and to galvanize the metropolitan territory through the use of design.

    In order to achieve this goal, any structure of the MEL (European Metropolis of Lille) can submit a project, called « Proof of Concept » (POC). So far, The Université Catholique de Lille has submitted 13 files, concerning various projects in progress.

    The themes of these POCs contribute to create « the codesign dynamics of a desirable future » within the Université Catholique de Lille.

    They concern the educational innovation, the relationship with the territory, the energy and societal transition, the artistic dimension…

    Synergy is encouraged between POCs of the University as well as links with others POC of the territory.

    In 2020, these projects will be promoted through a program, in the same form as the one for « LILLE 3000 » : communication, exhibitions, visits, courses around different themes).

    The Université Catholique de Lille will actively participate in the program established by Lille World Design Captial, and will also provide a specific program concerning the University. This will promote the outcomes of the POCs, but also integrate events offered by the establishments.

  • - 03 December 2019

    Visit of a UCAC-ICAM delegation

    Welcome to Université Catholique de Lille

     

    We welcomed this week a delegation from the Institut UCAC-ICAM (Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale, Cameroon): Father Epiphane KINH, Vice-Rector of the UCAC, Father Mathieu NDOMBA, representative of the Jesuit Province of Western Africa, M. Alain Brice BOUMPOUTOU, administrator of UCAC-ICAM.

    They discovered our historical campus, and our innovations in term of pedagogy, entrepreneurship & sustainable development.

    The main mission of the Ucac-Icam Institute is to train, in Africa and for Africa, technicians and engineers who are professionally competent and humanly responsible.

     

  • - 25 November 2019

    EDHEC CLIMATE FINANCE CONFERENCE

    Decembre 17, 2019 /8:30 – 19:30

    Threats and Opportunities for Asset Owners and Asset Managers Organised by EDHEC-Risk the EDHEC Climate Finance Conference will take place on December 17, 2019 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris and will discuss two main themes of great interest to the institutional investment and fund manager communities: Investing in Climate Risk and Measuring and Managing Climate Risk.  Leading experts will be featured at the conference, including, Lionel Martellini (Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute), Gianfranco Gianfrate (Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School), Riccardo Rebonato (Professor of Finance, EDHEC Business School), and professional experts from the industry. This conference will be preceded on December 16 by an academic gathering which is organized by EDHEC Business School and co-sponsored by the Journal of Corporate Finance, which also will publish a Special Issue of a subset of the papers presented at the conference. Palais Brongniart, Paris - France

    EDHEC-Risk Institute  maud.gauchon@edhec-risk.com or on: +33 493187887

    https://risk.edhec.edu/events/edhec-finance-climate-change-conference

  • - 20 November 2019

    30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

    La chaire Enfance et Familles (anciennement chaire DISE – Droits et Intérêt Supérieur de l’Enfant) et le C3RD en partenariat avec le Bureau International Catholique de l’Enfance organisent à l’occasion du trentième anniversaire de la Convention internationale des droits de l’enfant, un colloque intitulé :

    30ème anniversaire de la Convention relative aux droits de l’enfant Réflexions et enjeux*

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