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Dear followers,

After 7 years of good and loyal service, the time has come for us to close the FITscience blog.

But don’t worry! You will still be able to access the most exciting and up-to-date information about the French-Israeli scientific, technological and academic cooperation. You just have to follow us on our new Facebook page

Moreover, a new platform is now available for you to apply online for our Chateaubriand, Humanities & Social Sciences and HEC Paris MBA fellowships

Eventually, you will still be able to contact Mrs. Esther Levy from Campus France (03-796-8035 and for tailored advice on your future studies in France, and check out the vibrant program of cultural events of the French Institute on:

Looking forward to reading your comments and getting your “likes”!


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INRA is recruiting 49 experienced researchers in 2014

Being an INRA researcher means participating in high-quality research that serves the interests of society. It also means advancing our state of knowledge and contributing to the development of innovative solutions that will allow us to produce food sustainably, preserve the environment, and improve the quality of the foods we eat. INRA uses open competitions to recruit experienced researchers who are proficient at designing and conducting research projects.

More information :


6 Experienced Research Scientists (CR1) on the basis of a project

The candidates’ projects should be in the fields of food and nutrition, agriculture or the environment.

43 Research Directors (DR2) on the basis of a project

Candidates’ projects should be in one of the following fields of research:

  • agronomy and environment, economic and social sciences, digital sciences,
  • human nutrition, food safety and process engineering,
  • ecology, plant and animal health,
  • genetics and animal and plant physiology,
  • research management.


  • Opening date for applications: 30 June 2014
  • Submission deadline for application packages: 1st September 2014
  • Shortlisting: October / November 2014
  • Final selection: November / December 2014
  • Starting date for appointments: from January 2015

One-year Master program in Cancer Biology in France, taught in English


The integrated cancer research center SIRIC Montpellier Cancer is offering a one-year Master program in Cancer Biology entirely taught in English.

Moreover, grants up to €5,000/year will be attributed to selected non-French students.


Candidates should apply to from April 15 to June 30 2014, providing a detailed CV, a letter of motivation, a record of their academic achievements and at least one letter of recommendation

For more information

To know more about the eligibility conditions and the program, download the brochure or connect to

Les sciences à l’honneur au Collège français Marc-Chagall de Tel Aviv

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Vendredi dernier, le Collège français Marc-Chagall (Tel Aviv) fêtait sa désormais traditionnelle “Fête des Sciences“.

L’occasion pour les élèves du Collège de présenter à leurs camarades venus des autres établissements franco-israéliens du pays (Collège des Frères de Jaffa, Collège Mikvé-Israël et Lycée français de Jérusalem) leurs réalisations : des expériences ludiques et pleines d’enseignements autour du thème de l’énergie.

L’Ambassade de France en Israël était également de la partie, représentée par Coralie Ebert et Hanna Bueno . Les deux jeunes Volontaires internationales avaient fait le déplacement depuis leur laboratoire de rattachement (respectivement à l’Institut Weizmann et à l’Université de Tel Aviv) pour animer un stand d’expériences et de quiz à destination des enfants. Ces derniers ont ainsi pu découvrir le fonctionnement d’une éolienne ou s’initier à la constitution d’un réseau électrique à l’aide de… pâte à modeler.

La matinée s’est achevée dans la bonne humeur par la remise de prix aux élèves ayant réalisé les expériences les plus originales. Jacques Baudier, Attaché de coopération scientifique et universitaire de l’Ambassade, en a profité pour féliciter tous les scientifiques en herbe qui avaient pris part à cette journée pas comme les autres.

Scientific trip to the innovation campus of Grenoble

Fourteen Israeli academic, scientific and journalistic leading figures have been invited by the French Embassy in Israel to participate in a unique scientific trip to Grenoble peninsula. From June, 9th to June,12th, they will visit the GIANT and MINATEC innovation campus facilities, they will meet the Joseph Fourier University’s team and they will discover several innovative projects from Rhone-Alpes region.

In an effort to strengthen cooperation between France and Israel, the French Embassy in Israel is organising a scientific trip for an Israeli delegation to one of the most innovative research center in France: Minatec innovation campus. The main goal of this trip is to improve the renown of the excellence research centers in France, often unknown by the Israelis. Minatec innovation campus looks like, in its structure mixing research, education and industry, Israeli universities. It seems that Minatec is the best ambassador to captivate a student and scientific audience, looking for international experience.


The Israeli delegation, composed of representatives from all the universities, heads of collaboration programs and journalists, will visit the most innovative labs of Minatec with particular focus on health, information technologies and energy: CEA-Liten, CEA-Leti and Clinatec.

All of these topics will be adressed on the economic level by visiting start-ups in energy management such as SymbioFCell and by meeting with industry and start-ups CEO of Rhone-Alpes region.

Finally, the delegation will meet Joseph Fourier University‘s team to discuss about potential collaboration between universities: students exchange program, scientific research collaboration, etc. There is already an agreement between the Technion and UJF but we are confident that the presence of most Israeli universities will stimulate new relationships.

CEA-Liten, CEA Leti, Clinatec, etc.
CEA-Liten, CEA Leti, Clinatec, etc.

Littérature et Psychanalyse : l’inconscient créateur

L’UFR d’études psychanalytiques de l’Université Paris Diderot et le département d’herméneutique et d’études culturelles de l’université Bar Ilan organise du 30 avril au 2 mai une rencontre scientifique franco-israélienne sur le thème de l’inconscient créateur. Le colloque “Littérature, écriture et psychanalyse” se tiendra à l’université de Bar Ilan et permettra aux équipes scientifiques des deux universités de se rencontrer pour installer une coopération inter-universitaire stable et suivie.

L’objectif de ce colloque est de discuter et analyser la rencontre entre d’une part, la théorie et l’écriture psychanalytiques et d’autre part la littérature en général. Que peut nous raconter de la psyché la littérature? Quelle place occupe la littérature dans les recherches actuelles sur la subjectivité? Quelles sont les influences de la clinique psychanalytique sur la recherche contemporaine en littérature ? Quels sont les rapports entre écriture clinique
et écriture littéraire ?
Nous chercherons à relire les textes psychanalytiques et particulièrement Freudiens, pour pouvoir, entre autres, penser ensemble la forme d’écriture comme partie prenante de la méthode analytique.

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