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Attractiveness and expatriation

The Midi-Pyrenees Observatory is currently hosting 177 foreign staff within its walls and is supported by 29 permanent expatriate staff for its observation, research and teaching beyond our borders. The foreign staff hosted in 2016 includes 43 post-doctoral researchers and engineers, 100 doctoral students, 9 interns and 25 invited researchers.

Foreign doctoral students hosted:

The Midi-Pyrenees Observatory is currently hosting 100 foreign doctoral students from 33 nations, most of them attached to the doctoral school of Sciences of the Universe, the Environment and Space ( SDU2E), which has an average of 30 % of foreign students in its promotions. These doctoral students come mostly from Africa and Asia (respectively 36 and 32 students), the rest from Europe (19), Central and South America (12) and North America (1). In terms of nationality, the list is headed by China (15 doctoral students), followed by Germany (7) and Tunisia (7), and Spain (6). You can find out about foreign doctoral students who are currently pursuing their work at the OMP by going to The OMP international mobility register.

Nationalities of foreign doctoral students hosted at the OMP (the Y-axis represents the number of students per country. 2016 data).

Doctorants internationaux 2016

Post-doctoral researchers hosted:

Some fifty foreign post-doctoral researchers support the OMP research teams. Over half come form European countries: Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom representing the largest number. Practically equal numbers are from Asia, Africa and North America. From Asia, China provides the largest number of young researchers. South America comes last.

Invited researchers:

Every year, the OMP invites foreign researchers to stay for several months. Below is the list of our guests:

Professeur Mark Lester, University of Leicester, UK (juillet 2016)
Professeur Peter Haynes, University of Cambridge, UK (avril 2016)
Professeur Peter Cook, Flinders University, AU (avril 2016)
Professeur Claude Duguay, University of Waterloo, CA (février 2016)
Docteur Thomas Ohde, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, DE (février 2016)
Docteur Trevor Falloon, University of Tasmania, AU (octobre 2015)
Docteur Janet Sprintall, University California San Diego, US (octobre 2015)
Professeur Jiubin Chen, State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN (septembre 2015)  
Professeur Oksana D. Romanova, North-eastern Federal University MK Ammosov , RU (mars 2015)
Professeur Juan Francisco Facetti, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, PY (janvier 2015)
Docteur Sandra Einloft, Université pontificale catholique de Rio Grande do Sul, BR (novembre 2014)
Docteur Philippe Maillard, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BR (novembre 2013)
Docteur Reiner Schlitzer, Alfred Wegener Institute, DE (novembre 2013)
Professeur Anatoly Prokushkin, VN Sukachev Institute of Forest, RU (octobre 2013)
Docteur Bernard Bingen, Geological Survey of Norway, NO (octobre 2013)
Docteur Bob Anderson, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, US (septembre 2013)
Docteur Nikita Tananaev, Igarka Geocryology Laboratory of the Melnikov Permafrost Institute in Yakutsk, RU (juin 2013)

Foreign delegations hosted:

Every year the OMP receives visits from foreign delegations as part of its international activities or those of its overseeing authorities and partners. Below is the list of visiting delegations:

University Shahid Beheshti, IR (juillet 2016)
Université de Douala, CM (janvier 2016)
Sun Yat Sen University, CN (octobre 2015)
Universidad Nacional de Asunción & ITAIPU Binacional, PY (janvier 2015)
Hanoi University of Mining and Geology & Province de Phu Tho, VN (novembre 2014)
Universidade de Pernambuco, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Universidade Católica, Instituto de Medicina Integral Fernando Figueiras, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, BR (novembre 2013)
Libanese National Council For Scientific Research, LB (septembre 2013)
Université de Toamasina, MG (mai 2013)
Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri, Universidad federal de Uberlândia, Universidade federale de Lavras, BR (mars 2013)
Ministère vénézuélien des télécommunications, Agencia Bolivariana para Actividades Espaciales, Centro Nacional de Desarrollo e Investigación en Telecomunicaciones, Ambassade du Venezuela en France, VE (février 2013)
Bulkent university, Istanbul Teknik üniversites, Bogazici university, Mittle East Technical university, Sabanci University, TU (mars 2013).
Beijing Normal University, CN (octobre 2012)
University of Vietnam, Institute of Marine Environment and Resources of the  Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam Institute of Oceanography, Water Resource University, VN (mai 2011)
Fondation Oswaldo Cruz, BR (janvier 2012)
University of Vietnam, Institute of Marine Environment and Resources of the  Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam Institute of Oceanography, Water Resource University, VN (mai 2011)
Ministère de l’Education et de la Formation vietnamien, Académie des Sciences et Techniques du Vietnam, Vietnam National University at Hanoï, Ambassade de France à Hanoï, VN (avril 2009)

Expatriate staff :

Expatriated staff is in South Africa, in Benin, in Brazil, in Cameroon, in Chile, in Ecuador, in Hawaii, in India, in Lebanon, in Morocco, in Senegal, in Switzerland, in Vietnam. He runs services of observation or laboratories of international dimension. Most of this staff is detached by the IRD.

Become acquainted with this international mobility entering and outgoing OMP by using the interactive cartography or the directory below. The census of the international mobility of the OMP is a project deployed in 2016 by the Service of the International and European Affairs of the OMP, which is in the course of finalization.

OMP international mobility map:

The OMP international mobility map is an interactive tool. You can see the cumulative international mobility over all six OMP research units or the mobility of one of these by selecting from the captions below. On the world map, the diameters of the grey circles depend on the number of nationals (to which the circle is attached) hosted at the OMP, to which should be added the number of ex-patriot OMP staff in these countries. The list of staff associated with each country is displayed by clicking on a circle: the colour code refers to OMP laboratories. The individual profile of the person on mobility assignment is opened. You can also consult the profiles by using the register.


OMP international mobility register:

Using the OMP international mobility register, you can search by laboratory or by name. To open the profile of a person on mobility assignment, click "Fiche".

Last update : 2016_9_8

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