The COVID-19 pandemic that erupted in early 2020 has not spared higher education and research. Like all French educational establishments, the École normale supérieure (ENS) school, within Paris Sciences & Lettres University, has had to suspend most of its international exchanges and many students have seen their plans for study or research abroad cancelled.
CROSS.ROADS is offering a virtual international experience to ENS-PSL and UArizona students. In the absence of international academic and research mobility, and the rich training experiences they favor, scientifically, culturally and socially, CROSS.ROADS will offer virtual research opportunities to individual students. The iGLOBES International Research Lab is playing a lead role in CROSS.ROADS by organizing the international seminar “COVID-19: Breaking and Raising Boundaries”, which is intended as a platform for virtual transcontinental exchange between students and research groups.
For registered students (link below), attending the seminar sessions will be prepared by exploring the speakers’ work. Students will follow up by writing a personal synthesis, based on the seminar and further exchange between the students and the speakers, their teams (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in their labs) and other experts in the field, and independent exploration of other resources (published literature, other virtual seminars…).