ATHENS : PARISTECH, 9 of the 12 Engineering ? Grandes Ecoles ?
and 15 European Institutions
A - The ATHENS European Network (March Session, 2011)
La Semaine européenne du réseau ATHENS (Session de mars 2011) 2
- Presentation and Objectives 3
- Organisation and Registration for Courses 4
- Housing and Living Costs 5
- European Dimension Programmes 6-7
- Financial Conditions for ATHENS Candidates 7
- Présentation et objectifs 8
- Organisation et modalité d'inscription 9
- Logement et frais de séjour 10
- Programme de dimension européenne 11-12
- Conditions financières d‘une session ATHENS 12
- Hotel Reservation Dates & Costs at different ATHENS sites 13-15
-Dates des réservations d‘hôtel et coûts aux différents sites ATHENS 13-15
- List of ATHENS Institutions and Contact Persons…………………………………….. 16-18
- Liste des institutions et correspondants du réseau ATHENS 16-18
B - ATHENS Intensive Courses/Cours de la semaine européenne 19
- Summary Table of Courses Offered/Liste des cours proposés 20-21
- Description of Courses/Description des cours 22-104
C - Important Documents/Documents importants
- Student Commitment 105
- Things to know about ATHENS 105
D - Presentation of Member Institutions of the ATHENS Network 107-124
Web Address: http://www.athensprogramme.com
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The ATHENS European Network and the ?Semaine européenne?
Le réseau européen ATHENS
et la Semaine européenne
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Presentation and Objectives
Created in 1996, the ATHENS Network is composed of 15 European technological universities or institutions : AUTh
(Thessaloniki), BME (Budapest), CTU (Prague), IST (Lisbon), ITU (Istanbul), KUL (Leuven), NTNU (Trondheim),
Politecnico Milan, TUD (Delft), TUM (Munich), TUW (Wien), UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve), UPM (Madrid), WUT
(Warsaw), and 9 of the 12 institutes of ParisTech "Grandes Ecoles d'Ingénieurs de Paris ?: AgroParisTech and
AgroParisTech/ENGREF, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), Institut d’Optique Graduate School (IOGS), MINES ParisTech (ENSMP), Telecom
ParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech, ESPCI ParisTech.
The principle goal of the Network is to facilitate the exchange of students, professors and researchers among the major European technological universities and to participate together under European technological development and training programmes.
One of the Network's first and most unique actions concerns the organisation of an intensive course programme
given at each member institution during one of two defined periods ("Sessions") of the academic year (November and March). This training activity, called ATHENS (Advanced Technology Higher Education Network/SOCRATES).
Each Session, includes both 30 hours of scientific courses work (see pages 20-21 for the courses offered) as well as 10-15 hours of "European Dimension" activities (see pages 6-7). At the termination of an ATHENS Session, the
Home Institution officially recognises the work carried out, according to the results obtained on an examination organised by the Host Institution and evaluated according to its proper system of grading. Each complete Session is
generally worth 2 to 3 ECTS credits.
Though ATHENS is a relatively new SOCRATES activity this intensive course system is based on two successful past experiences :
- That of the ParisTech "Semaine Européenne", a 5-day long scientific intensive course programme set up
between 1992 and 1999 among 9 of the 10 ParisTech institutions and under which some 1200 students
annually participated in the intensive courses offered.
- That of the Leuven Network ERASMUS Programme: between 1990 and 1997, students from each
institution were annually exchanged to follow an intensive course in the area of Telecommunications at a
member institution. Over 150 students participated each year in this programme.
ATHENS is an enlarged version of these two programmes
The objective of the ATHENS Programme is that of giving students, coming from one Institution, the possibility of knowing another European pedagogical system. The Programme permits students, from different institutions to briefly integrate into courses of a high scientific level. When possible local students participate in these courses. This experience, in many cases, gives students the desire to carry out studies of a longer duration (Master or Phd level) at an institution different from their Home Institution and thus favours exchanges between students of the major European technological institutions.
The ATHENS Programme, was established with support of the European Communities SOCRATES Programme, receiving an annual subsidy of 50 000 Euros from 1997-2001. Today the Programme continues to be financed by the member institutions with the help of industrial partners and local authorities.
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Organisation and Registration for Courses
The list and characteristics of the various courses proposed for the ATHENS Session, November 13-20, are given in this brochure on pages 20-21.
In order to participate in the Session, candidates are asked to do the following :
; choose three or more possible courses in order of priority, taking into account the background knowledge
(prerequisites) required in order to fully benefit from the course selected (additional information can be obtained
from the professor organising the course, see the Course Description, and by consulting professors at the Home
; complete the Registration Form on the Web (found on either : http//www.athensprogramme.com or
http://www.paristech.fr ) and indicate, in addition to the course selected as a first choice, a " second choice course
and third choice " in order to have a strong chance of participating in the Session. ParisTech students will be asked
to complete up to six choices, depending on their institution.
; complete, print out and sign the Registration Form and the Commitment and return both forms to the
International Office of your Home Institution. This Office is in charge of verifying that candidates have
sufficient knowledge to follow the courses selected. They decide whether or not to propose a student for the
Programme. You should also read “Things to Know about ATHENS”.
; take special note of the dates, hours and different European Dimension Programmes organised at each institution.
As previously indicated, these programmes are an integral part of an ATHENS Session (further details are given
on pages 6-7).