The European Partnership for Innovative Campus Unifying Regions (EPICUR) alliance has just secured the support of the European Commission for € 5 millions to become an attractive, innovative European university geared to the new generation of European citizens, to face the great societal challenges of the Europe of tomorrow. The EPICUR alliance is composed of 8 partners across Europe and led by the University of Strasbourg.
By studying the superbubbles of Galaxy NGC 3079, an American researcher was able to determine that the latter emitted X-rays produced within them. Yelena Stein, a postdoctoral fellow at the Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory, analysed the intensity of the magnetic field, which makes the smallest of these gas bubbles a real particle accelerator. The discovery was published in The Astrophysical Journal.
Teaching the work of the European Union at the Strasbourg School of Management, Sabine Menu realised that her students lacked knowledge of this theme. And this partly due to the limited information available on Europe in the media. Writing the biography of Paul Collowald, one of the last pioneers of European construction, provided an opportunity for her to put the subject in the spotlight in the perspective of the forthcoming European elections.
International development is one of the University of Strasbourg's key missions. Our university is globally engaged thanks to the wide range of disciplines taught here, our strategic location and our large international student body, hailing from 150 different countries and constituting 20% of the total student population.