Atlantis program of cooperation between the European Union and the United Sates.
The program involves the Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1 (USTL, France), the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD, Germany) and the University of California, Irvine (UCI, USA) and attracted funds at the level of two million dollars. It will train students in micro/nanotechnology concepts as they apply to global needs and will expose students to diverse cultures and languages, enabling international collaboration, which is of particular importance in this field. Instructional languages will be English, French, and German. The program will recruit and award fellowships to three students per year per European university partner during four years.
The same number of U.S. students will participate, for a total of 24 students. The two-year program will require one year spent abroad.
For both European and U.S. students, the European study will include one term’s attendance at each European partner university for coursework/research. Students may start their programs in Europe or at UCI. Students will earn a Masters in “ETiT-Integrierte Mikround Nanotechnologien (IMN)” [TUD], Master en micro- et nanotechnologie (MNT) de l’Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, USTL], or an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a concentration in Electrical Engineering [UCI]. Students will receive two degrees, one from their originating European University and one from UCI, all specifying the “Transatlantic Dual Masters Degree in the Framework of TUD-USTL-UCI Cooperative Agreement.