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10 March 2016 Press release

Marie-Pierre Gramaglia is a Patron of the 2017 Intake of EURECOM Students

Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, visited the EURECOM Campus in Sophia Antipolis today.  She was welcomed by its Director, Ulrich Finger, and met the students from the 2017 intake, of which she is patron.


At a lunch attended by teachers and representatives of the students' office, Minister Gramaglia highlighted the cultural richness that the presence of students from different countries represents.  This year's intake is comprised of 106 students from Europe, 20 from Africa, 22 from Asia and eight from the Americas.

After giving an introduction to the Principality, her Ministry and its Departments, she addressed the students, stating "Our cooperation with EURECOM began in 2009 with the membership of Monaco Telecom, the Monegasque telecoms operator, in which the State is a shareholder.  Almost three years ago, we strengthened this cooperation by joining the Institute, alongside leading industrial, institutional and academic partners.  Today, we are further strengthening our links with EURECOM with the patronage of your year group.  In addition to an opportunity to find out about the Principality, workshops will be organised with my Ministry's Departments to show how new technologies are assisting them in their interaction with users and how they help improve the quality of life."

In conclusion, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia wished the students success and invited them to the diploma ceremony on Friday 22 September 2017 in Monaco, at which EURECOM's 25th anniversary will also be celebrated.  To strengthen links with the students, staff from the Department of Electronic Communications, directed by Christophe Pierre, then gave an introduction to the engineering profession and the role of an engineer in the Monegasque Administration.

As a reminder, EURECOM was founded in 1991 in the form of a consortium (EIG).  It is an internationally renowned engineering school, located in the Sophia Antipolis science park.  It has a wide network of academic partners, including the Mines Telecom Institute and industrial partners such as Orange, ST Microelectronics, BMW, IABG and Symantec.  EURECOM's teaching and research activities are focussed on three areas – digital security, communications systems, and Data Science.

The Prince's Government became a member of EURECOM through the intermediary of its Société Nationale de Financement (SNF).  The partnership is based on two studies on the security of telephone networks and the Internet.  This now extends to issues relating to the smart city, networks of the future and mobility.  EURECOM also supports the Principality as part of a cooperation agreement signed in June 2015 with the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis with regard to digital innovation.

You can see a report on Monaco Info as from tomorrow.

Further Information:
Department of Electronic Communications:
Tel:  (+377) 98 98 88 00


EURECOM:  Laurence Grammare
Communications Officer
Tel:  +33 (0)4 93 00 81 21 - +33 (0)6 16 32 40 88

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