NPU spring school in Xi’an, China

Pierre Binet is a Computer and Networks 4th year student, in the Electrical engineering and computer science department. Thanks to the department international relations correspondent, who promoted it to the 4IR and 4AE students, he had the opportunity to participate to the Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU) spring school in Xi’an.



NPU’s spring school consisted primarily of an international group workshop facilitated by NPU PhD students and therefore more focused on research. Before they left for Xi'an, international students had to choose one of the topics proposed: clock design, robotic arm handling, intelligent vehicle design, etc. It is on this latter subject that Pierre chose to work and he assures that “this experience was enriching because [he] was able to work [his] English conversational and technical» while discovering academic research and “methods of work specific to Chinese students”.



In general terms, spring schools or summer schools are a good way for students to take an interest in a subject that sometimes goes beyond the courses offered at their home university while living an experience abroad in a context international. Indeed, Pierre’s group was made up of three nationalities (French, Spanish and Chinese) and he states that such an experience “promotes international openness and meetings and offers an opportunity to discover cultures and methods different from those applied at INSA Toulouse”.


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