At the beginning of the second year of the Master course, the class is split into 3 equal groups and one third spends its semester in “Université de Picardie Jules Verne” (UPJV) in Amiens, France. The added-value of this laboratory is energy storage & conversion, structural chemistry, benchmarking and prototyping.
Université de Picardie Jules Verne
The UPJV welcome and train 30,000 students every year and develop professional training well known on the labor market. Since the 60s, the university has been continuously evolved to meet the top level in several curriculum like energy storage and conversion.
Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides
The « Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides » (LRCS) was founded with the aim of inventing new methods for the synthesis of materials by using chimie douce 1 approaches, along with a strong expertise in electron microscopy.
Combining our expertise in synthesis chemistry, electrochemistry and characterization techniques allows to bring about new solutions to improve energy systems such as rechargeable batteries (lithium-ion batteries, lithium-air, sodium-ion, lithium sulfur, all-solid-state batteries…), hydrogen storage, dye-sensitized solar cells. In 2011, the laboratory was evaluated A+ by AERES, the national agency for evaluation of research and higher education laboratories.
Amiens, a beautiful French city, is ranked amongst the most important cities in France to travel and visit. Whether you’re a history buff, garden lover, seeker of cultural events or a simple dreamer, this important French city has become the new essential weekend destination, situated just under two hours from Paris.
Amiens, also a World Heritage travel destination in France, boasts of a host of treasures awaiting your discovery, including the cathedral and Belfry, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the hortillonnages gardens, Jules Verne’s house and the Saint-Leu district on the very edge of the water, all set in surroundings ideal to explore on foot or by bike.
Treat yourself to a weekend of surprises as you acquaint yourself with the many aspects of Picardy’s capital!
If you’d like to make the most of the season’s mild weather and spend a weekend discovering Amiens, one of the most beautiful European cities, consult our great plans and take full advantage of a program of activities that you do not want to miss!
Not to be missed in Amiens
- Feel transported to Venice in the Saint-Leu district
- Marvel at 13th-century Gothic architecture at the Amiens Cathedral
- Visit the home of the celebrated writer, Jules Verne
- See archaeological finds and fine art at the Musée de Picardie
- Check out the 15th-century Belfry tower that watches over the city
- Go for a walk through the Saint-Pierre Park
- Hang out with new friends at the Amiens Zoological Park
- Sample the local delicacies
- And much more !