Global Prespectives Program
Univeristy of Strasbourg-Univeristy of Bale-Virginia Tech
25 may 2016
On May 25 2016, a group of Phd students from Virginia Tech University visited Strasbourg Univeristy
Campus. Virginie Herbasch from doctoral school of Unistra and StrasAIR organized the visit through the
campus and showed the students all the significant buildings in the main campus and the historical
campus. In addition, some members of the PDI and StrasAIR participated in the discussion " Global
University-science towers" along with Mme TUFFERY-ANDRIEU, Director of the Doctoral School "Law,
Political Science and History"and M. Christopher MUELLER, Academic manager of the International PhD
Members of the PDI and StrasAIR who participated in the debate with the Virginia Tech students
Lydia BEIL , Farouk ALLOUSH, Elsa TUFENKJIAN, Stefanos GAKIS, Raphael DE WIJN
The visit started with a welcome cocktail and speech by Madame Catherine FLORENTZ, Vice Chancellor for
Research and Madame Béatrice MEIER-MULLER, Director of the Direction of Research in the CDE.
Following the speech, Virginia Tech students and Unistra students discussed about " Global Univeristy-
Science Towers" in a friendly yet professional way. Both groups of students shared questions and
experiences through out the debate. The students of Virginia Tech were very curious about the daily life of
an Unistra PDI PhD student.
After the debate, a meal was organized in the Univeristy restaurant : Paul-Apel and a campus tour lead by
Virginie Herbasch and the President of StrasAIR: Farouk Alloush.
At the end of the visit, strasAIR members showed Virginia Tech students the CDE residence and all its
facilities in addition to the studios.
Group photo of the Virginia Tech group and members of StrasAIR