2021-2022 programme

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2021-2022 programme

  1. In partnership with the festival "Un aller-retour dans le Noir", the UPPA proposes the second edition of a thematic school dedicated to the discovery of detective novels in Romance languages (French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian). 

    The thematic school will take place over five days and will allow students to tackle theoretical aspects linked to crime novels in Romance languages (conferences and round tables led by specialists in the genre) and to take part in the various activities programmed as part of the "Un aller-retour dans le Noir" festival, which will be celebrating its 13th edition (meetings with writers, debates, public readings, film screenings).

    Language of instruction: French

  2. Climate change resulting from accumulation of anthropogenic carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the uncertainty in the amount of recoverable fossil fuel reserves are driving forces for the development of renewable, carbon-neutral energy technologies. Artificial photosynthesis is an appealing approach for a sustainable energy generation as it produces “solar fuels” or commodities for chemistry in a stable and storable chemical form, from solar energy, H2O & CO2.

    Achieving a performing APS device is done by combining and understanding in a unique device a photo active system and a bio-inspired electrochemical stack where H2O oxidation and H+ or CO2 reduction. The Summer School will cover multidisciplinary aspects as catalysis for water splitting, hydrogen evolution and CO2 reduction, membranes for proton transfer, photo-induced processes and device development. Furthermore, Life cycle analysis and   Social Sciences Issues present in the implementation of Novel Energies will be also covered.

    The goal of this summer school is to give an overview on different APS related fields, core of the H2020 ITN eSCALED  and E2S UPPA INTERMAT International chair and EnSuITe Hub projects . That enables the discussion among the different disciplines by inviting scientific experts recognized in APS linked areas to share the state of art with the young researchers who will build the sustainable novel energies in the near future. Moreover, the Young participants will be also invited to present their work (oral/poster) in the specific sessions to open the discussion with the experts.

  3. Living and contemporary, the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) comprises, according to the UNESCO convention dedicated to it (2003), the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills - as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated with them - that communities, groups and, where appropriate, individuals recognise as part of their cultural heritage. This UNITA Winter School "Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in the Pays de Béarn" will address the issues of inventorying and safeguarding ICH in Béarn at both theoretical and practical levels.

    The intangible cultural heritage imposes a shared expertise between practitioners, researchers and heritage institutions. This co-construction will also question the consequences of the health context of this last year by tackling the "prevented ICH" which will nevertheless be the living field of experimentation of this training week.

    Language of instruction : French, Occitan, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, English

  4. "The International workshop of PhDs and Post-dcotoral Fellows on Anadromous Salmonids (NoWPaS) is an international workshop bringing together young researchers around salmonid research. This workshop, held each year in a different country, was created in 2005 with multiple objectives, including the creation and maintenance of a network of young researchers, international collaborations, as well as the promotion and dissemination of the most recent and innovative knowledge, both from an academic and technical point of view.

  5. This thematic school will focus on authors who have written in different languages or in a language other than their mother tongue, including at least one Romance language. In both cases, the use of the other language appears to be a means of inclusion in another community or of overcoming community boundaries.

    The situation of multilingual writers is indeed representative of a close relationship between literary work and belonging to a community: in Kundera's case, the change of language corresponds to a change of community and even raises the question of the identity of the writer in his or her relationship to a community; in Beckett's case, writing in a foreign language corresponds to inclusion in another community; in Anne Weber's case, writing systematically in two languages is illuminated by the desire to belong to two communities, a community of origin and a community of adoption.

    Finally, self-translation is understood as the desire to integrate into another community and at the same time to go beyond community borders. The multilingual Romance writer, by questioning the simple fact of belonging to a community, raises a question of identity about the author, sketches the portrait of a world citizen, and at the very least expresses the belonging to a European culture.
    The course of the thematic school includes lectures by specialists in the morning and seminars in the afternoon. In addition, a round table with Canadian multilingual authors is planned for 31 March (by videoconference), as well as a reading by Anne Weber on 4 April at the Pau media library.

    Language of instruction: French

  6. The 2022 summer school on Green Hydrogen and Logistics is the second edition of a short program in the field of smart logistics and transportation at UPPA. Thanks to the support of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, the 1st edition took place in 2021 in collaboration with Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. The 2022 edition will include a third partner, Universidad Pública de Navarra (Spain). Participants and professors from each partner university will bring insight on European logistic issues. The aim is to allow participants to get in touch with real-life logistics, trends and insights on the most current topics.

  7. The objective of this winter school is to invite experts recognized in the field of heritage, tourism and their valorization through digital technology. They will share the state of knowledge and practice with those who work on a daily basis on these valuations.

    These experts come from French and European institutes, associations and companies which are members of UNITA alliance.

  8. This is an intensive 60-hour French course, intended for a foreign audience who will be immerged in the language. The lessons are designed for learners of all levels; they are given in the modern facilities of Bayonne campus, in the heart of the historic the city of Bayonne. The teachers are state graduates and work at the UPPA. They are professionals of French as a Foreign Language and they include their teaching with an action-oriented perspective.

  9. The goal of this summer school is to invite the best scientific experts in Green IT of the moment to share the state of knowledge and practice with those who will build the sustainable digital world of tomorrow.

    The school invites various speakers (lecturers, professors, researchers and professionals), recognized in the field of sustainable computing, Green IT, energy (hardware and software) and data centers and the cloud. These experts come from French and European institutes, associations and companies.

    Language: French and English

  10. University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour, in collaboration with its UNITA partners, offers a Summer School on mutual understanding of Romance languages. During this week, participants will be immersed in Romance languages and will discover French and Occitan culture. This unique experience will allow students from UNITA partner universities to learn to understand and make themselves understood, while speaking their own language.

    What is intercompréhension?

    • A way of dialogue, practiced for centuries, which is based on mutual understanding and even if the speakers do not speak the same language
    • A set of communication strategies that use the proximity of languages and their similarities
    • A didactic approach whose objective is to promote understanding between speakers whose languages belong to the same family
  11. This is an intensive 60-hour French course, intended for a foreign audience who will be immerged in the language. The lessons are designed for learners of all levels; they are given on campus, near the historic heart of the city of Pau. The teachers are state graduates and work at the UPPA. They are professionals of French as a Foreign Language and they include their teaching with an action-oriented perspective.

  12. The purpose of the Undergraduate Summer Schools (USS) is to welcome students from the UNITA network for two weeks at UPPA in order to introduce them to the university, the research carried out there, the cultural and sporting life, but also to allow them to improve their level of French.

    Language of instruction: French and English

  13. They are the result of meetings organised since 2019 between the different universities and research centres of the Euroregion: University of Bordeaux (UB), University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), UPV/EHU Summer Courses, University of Bordeaux Montaigne (UBM), University of Pau and Pays de L'Adour (UPPA), the Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Euskampus Fundazioa and CNRS/IKER, and with the support of the local authorities, the Diputación Foral de Guipúzcoa, the New Aquitaine-Euskadi-Navarre Euroregion and the Basque Country Community.

    Language of instruction: French, Spanish, Basque

  14. The UPPA proposes, in partnership with the association "Les Amis des Langues Anciennes", the forty-first edition of a summer school dedicated to the learning of many ancient languages.

    This school gives access to one of the oldest linguistic and cultural heritages of humanity.

    Language of instruction: French