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As a result of cooperation in the framework of the Erasmus plus project between the ISA Lille School of Engineering and the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Deputy Dean for Scientific Innovation Work and International Cooperation A. Baubekova was invited to participate in an international seminar in Lille (France).

The international seminar was held from 4 to 8 March 2019 at the Catholic University of Lille (ISA Lille) to which representatives of 22 universities from 19 countries of the world (from Europe, Asia, Latin America) were invited.

The city of Lille is a student city of France, its main interest is that it is located in the heart of Europe between the four capitals of the world, which can be reached by train: London (1 hour 20 minutes), Brussels (35 minutes), Amsterdam (2 hours 30 min) and Paris (1 hour), which makes this city an attractive destination for students from around the world.

The topic of the seminar was devoted to three main topics: internationalization, sustainable development, innovations in education and teaching.

The seminars on internationalization uncovered topics on intercultural communication and exchanged the experience of all participants on the best internationalization practices.

Within the framework of sustainable development, the project “Live Tree Project” on creating a green campus was presented. The Catholic University of Lille assumed the responsibility to become a “Carbon Free University,” and it shows what efforts and specific actions the university is taking for this, namely installing solar panels on university buildings, building a 5-story smart building as a pilot building, etc.

The lecturers who presented new innovative teaching and learning methods that are already being introduced at the university were invited to the seminars.

Thanks to the Erasmus plus project, new links were established for expanding international activity, new methods of teaching at universities were mastered, an understanding of global priorities was expanded, in which direction many universities in Europe, Asia and Latin America are developing.