Fourth meeting of “Consortium Geosciences”

07 Dec 2016

The Faculty of Science at the Lebanese University holds in Cyprus the Fourth meeting of “Consortium Geosciences”

And organizes with The Cyprus Institute, IF-Cyprus, BMO-AUF and CNRS-L an International meeting for the launch of the Regional Master in Geosciences - Environmental and Petroleum Geosciences

16 December 2016 The Cyprus Institute – Cyprus

Program of the meeting: 11h00 – 13h30

  • Véronique Kazpard, Geosciences program coordinator, Faculty of Science, Lebanese University
  • Nicolas Jarraud, Scientific Coordinator, Cyprus Institute
  • Jean Sciare, Director Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC) of the Cyprus Institute
  • Cyprus Institute representative from Graduate School (Dr. Konstantinos Kleovoulou) and Water Research Group (Prof. Adrianna Bruggeman)
  • Antoine Le Solleuz, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie – Nancy – France
  • Fadi Nader, Institut Français de Pétrole et d’Energies Nouvelles – France
  • Chadi Abdallah, National Council for Scientific research - Lebanon
  • Wissam Chbat, Chairman of the board – Lebanese Petroleum Authority
  • Hassan Zeineddine, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Lebanese University
  • Objectives of the meeting The Geosciences formation at the faculty of Science – Lebanese University is based on a strategic development plan running from 2013 till 2020. Two stages have been already realized to accompany bachelor and Master Degrees in Geosciences. An international consortium (stage I) and a technology platform (stage II) support the curricula in both theoretical and training courses. For stage 3, in 2017 - 2018, an International Laboratory in Geosciences will be funded with the IRD-France to host the development of scientific research in the domain.

    In July 2016, a field course was performed in Cyprus with the scientific coordination of Cyprus Geological Survey Department. 34 students were mobilized to Cyprus for two weeks with professors from Lebanese University, L-NCSR, ENSG-France, CGSD-Cyprus. A number of partners supported the field course: L-NCSR, BMO-AUF, Total Cyprus, IF-Cyprus, IRD and Cyprus University. In December 2016, a meeting will be held in Cyprus Institute to launch the activities of the Regional Master in Geosciences of the Lebanese University with the participation of a number of national, regional and international partners. This regional master is supported by the CNRS-L and the AUF in the frame of “Educational Innovative Program”.

    The meeting is organized

    • To launch the M2 courses that could be attended at the Cyprus Institute by students from the Lebanese University, researchers from the Cyprus Institute, personnel from Cyprus Geological Survey Department
    • To present on-going preparation of the Geosciences Erasmus project to the different partners
    • To organize specific actions for the implementation of the International Mixt Laboratory - Al Bayrouni Laboratory with our partners to support the phase 3 for research development of the geosciences program at the Faculty of Science – LU.