Four of France’s leading Graduate Schools of Engineering (ENSTA ParisTech, École Centrale de Nantes, CentraleSupélec and École Polytechnique ) have signed a ground-breaking academic and research cooperation agreement relating to Australia’s Future Submarine Program.
An agreement between Flinders University and this French consortium was signed at a special ceremony signed in Paris January 2017.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will foster joint research projects, student and staff exchanges, and a new wave of Australian-French innovation and entrepreneurial projects related to the Future Submarine Program to be centred in Adelaide, South Australia. The selected design will be built at the ASC shipyard at Port Adelaide.
The signing of the MoU was witnessed by South Australia’s Minister for Higher Education and Skills Dr Susan Close and the Deputy Chief Executive of DCNS and the company’s general manager for Australia’s Future Submarine Program, Ms Marie-Pierre de Bailliencourt.