Introduction Module 2013

On September 2nd, FIPDes welcomed its third group of students. This year, 25 students with 18 nationalities took part in the FIPDes Introduction Module during which they had the opportunity to meet students from the previous cohorts. This 3rd cohort is the biggest so far.

Meet the new students !

During this one-week-long Introduction Module, the new students learnt more about the curriculum they will study during the next two years with presentations from the French, Irish, Italian and Swedish Consortium partners. Several activities were organized to facilitate their arrival in France:

  • the AgroParisTech international office and Camille Michon, head of the Maison des Industries Agricoles et Alimentaires, came to introduce AgroParisTech and CIUP facilities
  • students from the second cohort offered a “FIPDes student survival kit” so that new students may make the most of the sports and cultural facilities in Paris
  • the first French language class was organized
  • games and activities were offered to strengthen the team spirit of this very multicultural group.

The students were invited to the scientific seminar organized on FIPDes Day which brought together the whole FIPDes community: private companies, academic partners, researchers, FIPDes alumni and incoming students. Finally, the incoming students gave their farewell to the new FIPDes graduates during the Graduation ceremony which took place on the CIUP Campus before students’ families and academic and industrial partners.

(pictures by Gerald Perry Marin)

- Updated September 2013 -