Week of International Scientific Young Talents 

From 29 January to 3 February 2017, the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie and the Palais de la découverte have welcomed forty-two promising young scientists from twenty-six countries.

The event

 

"Contributing to the dissemination of science and the influence of our country on the international stage is a core mission of Universcience. With the suppport of France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, we will enable young scientific talents from all over the world to visit our venues for a week. It will be a tremendous opportunity to share and pass on our skills as widely as possible" Bruno Maquart, chairman and CEO of Universcience

With the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Géode Omnimax cinema and the L'Oréal Foundation, Universcience has organised the Week of International Scientific Young Talents from 29 january to 3 February 2017, within the season when the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie celebrates its 30th anniversary and the Palais de la découverte its 80th anniversary.

Young researchers, university academics, teachers, science journalists, engineers, digital and scientific-museology professionals discovered the work of one of Europe's greatest scientific and technical culture centres.

Carefully complying with the rule of equal representation of women and men, forty-two young talents representing twenty-six countries on every continent were selected by the cultural and scientific departments of French embassies and institutes abroad.

During this week-long event, whose central theme was the dissemination of science, the delegates met with facilitators, journalists and scientific exhibition designers. Their discussions covered both theory and practice. They also spent a day at the L'Oréal laboratories followed by a discussion on the image of young women in scientific careers worlwide, organised by the L'Oréal Foundation. They were asked to present their own scientific project in three minutes. They also enjoyed a broad programme of cultural visits.