Sino European Forum Pt 2009.11.16


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  • Sino European Forum Pt 2009.11.16

    1. 1. Testimony of a French student in China Yannick Benichou 潘伯良 留华法国人的经历
    2. 2. Testimony of a French student in China <ul><li>Ecole Polytechnique </li></ul><ul><li>综合理工大学 - 巴黎高科 </li></ul><ul><li>Tsinghua University </li></ul><ul><li>清华大学研究生 </li></ul><ul><li>Areva - Core design engineer </li></ul><ul><li>阿海珐 - 核反应堆设计工程师 </li></ul>Yannick Benichou 潘伯良 留华法国人的经历
    3. 3. <ul><li>Birth of a whole life project </li></ul><ul><li>Two years in Tsinghua University </li></ul><ul><li>Summary and perspectives </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>1991 : moved to Toulouse </li></ul><ul><li>2001 : high-school graduated </li></ul>Toulouse 图卢兹 玫瑰之城,航空之都 Primary School Secondary School 小学 初中 高中 China 高考 France Baccalauréat
    5. 5. A peaceful childhood… 2001 1991 <ul><li>Without any link with China Natural evolution in French republican system </li></ul>Time to become a man…
    6. 6. Hard works begins... <ul><li>After Baccalauréat ( 高考 ), best students apply for Preparatory Classes to Elite Universities </li></ul><ul><li>System inspired from China Imperial Examinations </li></ul>China 高考 France Baccalauréat Bachelor Master PhD 本科 硕士 博士 Highly selective process PCEU 预科 Elite Universities 大学校 科举
    7. 7. Hard works begins... <ul><li>Preparatory Classes : two years of intensive Mathematics and Physics </li></ul><ul><li>After very highly selective examination, admitted at Polytechnique ( 综合理工 ) </li></ul>PCEU 预科 Elite Universities 大学校 One year military training 一年军训 高考
    8. 8. China’s Appeal <ul><li>Started to study Chinese language at Polytechnique </li></ul><ul><li>Why ? 缘分 - Importance of Chinese in Elite Universities </li></ul><ul><li>With a Peking University PhD graduated teacher </li></ul>预 科 大 学 校 <ul><li>Highly attractive culture </li></ul>I have to go there !
    9. 9. Preparation to the Great Journey <ul><li>Decide to study in China for a Master Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Realize the exponential development of the Chinese economy </li></ul><ul><li>Learn Chinese through intensive courses... </li></ul><ul><li>Build a personal development project </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Physics, then Nuclear Energy : a very challenging subject </li></ul><ul><li>Learn Chinese during a summer internship... </li></ul><ul><li>Discover excellent Chinese Universities </li></ul>
    10. 10. Summer trainings in China <ul><li>1 month of language training at BLCU </li></ul><ul><li>北京语言文化大学 - 汉语课 </li></ul><ul><li>1 month of worker internship near Nanjing </li></ul><ul><li>社会实践 – 安徽马鞍山 – 管道检查工人 </li></ul><ul><li>Confirmation of China’s appeal ! </li></ul><ul><li>Very important step for potential applicants </li></ul>
    11. 11. Preparation to the Great Journey <ul><li>Find a sponsor (scholarship from Areva) </li></ul><ul><li>Apply to Tsinghua University - INET </li></ul><ul><li>Convince French staff - first student from Ecole Polytechnique </li></ul><ul><li>Apply to CSC scholarship in the frame of ParisTech program </li></ul><ul><li>Intensively learn Chinese before the departure ! </li></ul><ul><li>Travel all around China before the start of the school year </li></ul><ul><li>Learn a lot about Geography and History... </li></ul>
    12. 12. 恍然大悟 A great discovery <ul><li>An emotional and subjective decision... </li></ul>Attraction to Chinese language and culture Departure to China 决定留华
    13. 13. 恍然大悟 A great discovery <ul><li>An emotional and subjective decision... </li></ul><ul><li>... happened to be an excellent rational decision </li></ul>Attraction to Chinese language and culture Extraordinary carrier opportunities Top-rated Universities Enhance people’s reciprocal comprehension State of the art research Departure to China 决定留华
    14. 14. ParisTech exchange with China ParisTech MSc Chinese 本科 预 科 P-C 大 学校 Elite Univ. China 高考 Baccalauréat 硕士 BSc Chinese diploma Chinese diploma + French diploma French diploma 9 partner Universities in Beijing, Shanghai and Nanjing
    15. 15. ParisTech exchange with China <ul><li>Three possibilities : </li></ul><ul><li>For students who already speak and write Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>For students who want to take time to learn Chinese and discover China </li></ul><ul><li>For students who don’t wish to commit for three years </li></ul>MSc 1 Chinese MSc 2 MSc 1 MSc 1 Chinese MSc 2
    16. 16. My duration in China <ul><li>Two years Master at Tsinghua University </li></ul>
    17. 17. Arrival at Tsinghua <ul><li>Installation in dormitory (thanks to CSC scholarship) </li></ul><ul><li>Hear about Tsinghua’s motto </li></ul>Facta non verba 行胜于言
    18. 18. My duration in Tsinghua <ul><li>Master student at Institute of Nuclear and new Energies Technology (INET ) - 核研院 硕士研究生 </li></ul><ul><li>Complete immersion in China : Master program strictly identical to all Chinese students </li></ul><ul><li>Only foreign student in my class -> warmly welcomed ! </li></ul>
    19. 19. My duration in Tsinghua <ul><li>Master student at Institute of Nuclear and new Energies Technology (INET ) - 核研院 硕士研究生 </li></ul><ul><li>Complete immersion in China : Master program strictly identical to all Chinese students </li></ul><ul><li>Only foreign student in my class -> warmly welcomed ! </li></ul><ul><li>Master in two distinct years - equivalent to France « Research Master » </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year of academic courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year of scientific research </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. M1: Academic courses <ul><li>From « Advanced Mathematics » to « Monte-Carlo method applied to neutron transportation » or « Classical Chinese novels » </li></ul>
    21. 21. M2: Research project <ul><li>Scientific paper, conference, master thesis about « aerosol particles coagulation under the influence of forces fields » </li></ul>
    22. 22. Life in campus <ul><li>A really nice place to live </li></ul><ul><li>Small city of 50 000 residents </li></ul><ul><li>Many sports available </li></ul>
    23. 23. Life in campus <ul><li>Possibility to get involved in many various activities ! </li></ul><ul><li>庆祝长征 70 周年合唱队 </li></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>Beijing, a great place for both culture and leisure </li></ul>Travel in China During week-ends
    25. 25. Travel in China <ul><li>A fantastic country ! </li></ul>During holidays
    26. 26. Summary Master degree contents Travel in China Life in campus
    27. 27. Summary Obtain a nationally and internationally recognized degree Master degree contents Life in campus Travel in China Create a network between French and Chinese elites Learn to speak Chinese, language of the future Get a completely international background Meet a challenge of adventure in a very different country Acquire a good comprehension of Chinese culture, way of thinking and acting
    28. 28. Perspectives 未来的发展 <ul><li>As for the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1964, China educational exchanges with France are clearly a step further than with osther western countries </li></ul><ul><li>中法关系最密切”法国当初是第一个和新中国建交的西方国家,这使得中法教育合作关系比别的国家更为密切。 </li></ul><ul><li>French students trust Chinese Universities, are very motivated to study in China and learn about its culture. This present situation could be made even better by involving more French and Chinese companies </li></ul><ul><li>法国学生很看好中国的教育,很愿意来华读书。如果中法企业参与赞助培养会更加促进和扩大 留学交流机会。 </li></ul>
    29. 29. Link to enterprises <ul><li>Scholarship from Areva - 阿海珐的奖学金 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No stress of looking for a job -> better involvement in studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep a link with « real life » </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct promotion of my Chinese diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibility to make internships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I wish I would have had time for an internship in China, in a Chinese company - 唯一的遗憾是没有时间在中国企业实习 </li></ul><ul><li>My present job : nuclear reactor core design engineer for Chinese EPR (Taishan, Guangdong) - 我现在的工作:法国核电公司阿海珐工程师(设计项目:广东省台山 第三代核电项目反应堆堆心) </li></ul>
    30. 30. Conclusion 结语 <ul><li>The training of bi-cultural elite is extremely important for the future, on both economical and political point of view </li></ul><ul><li>培养双文化人才对未来的经济和政治发展非常重要 </li></ul>
    31. 31. Conclusion 结语 <ul><li>Reach a better mutual comprehension between future leaders and contribute to the creation of a bi-national transmigrant elite network should be a priority of both sides governments </li></ul><ul><li>加深两国未来建设者相互的了解,创立两国人才流动网络,应该得到双方政府的重视。 </li></ul>
    32. 32. Back in France <ul><li>Actively involved in different Sino-French organizations : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ParisTech Sino-French Association (Vice-president) 巴黎高科中法友好协会副主席 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tsinghua University Alumni in France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>清华大学法国校友会理事会会员 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unexpected reward... 意外的收获 ... </li></ul>
    33. 33. <ul><li>谢谢大家! </li></ul>Thank you for your attention Merci !