A delegation from the Lebanese University went to GIP ARRONAX on Friday, July 1st to visit the facilities and meet with fellow scientists working there.

Bassam Badran, Rector of Lebanese University, Elie Hadchity, Director of the University Medical Center, and Elie Hajj Moussa, Director of the Faculty of Science spent a week in Nantes from June 26 to July 2, 2022.

For the delegation, the aim was to strengthen the links between the Lebanese University and Nantes University, beyond the collaboration initiated during the academic year 2021-2022 within the framework of an Erasmus+ program in Biology and Health and which resulted in the reception in Nantes of several Lebanese students who came to follow the Master 2 BBRT. They met the President of Nantes University, the Dean of the Science and Technology Department, as well as the teams of laboratories such as the CRCI2NA and the institut du thorax in which the Lebanese students did their internship. “We are proud to receive students from the Lebanese University in our training programs, as well as in our future graduate programs”, said Yannick Guilloux, head of the Health Biology and BBRT master’s programs at Nantes University.


From left to right : Charbel Koumeir, Ferid Haddad, Gaëlle Saade, Elie Hadchity, Bassam Badran and Elie Hajj Moussa.

The delegation discussed Erasmus+ activities with the Nantes University services. They were also welcomed at the GIP ARRONAX, where they visited the cyclotron facilities with its director, Ferid Haddad, and met with Charbel Koumeir, physicist, and Gaëlle Saade, a first-year doctoral student in cancerology. Both are Lebanese and have chosen the Nantes site to develop their scientific careers in the field of health-related ionizing radiation. Their example could inspire others. ” We might pave the way for other disciplines,” says Yannick Guilloux. Indeed, we could develop Erasmus+ programs in chemistry or physics, two disciplines that are essential to research in nuclear medicine?”

Contact : Yannick Guilloux