I have been working at University Pierre & Marie Curie as a contractor (More than 3 years)
-Many projects with different themes. "Multidisplinarity" . Most of the international visitors are impressed with the breadth of projects in the lab -There are several world robotics stars working in the lab. -Cultural diversity -In the center of Paris -Great work/life balance
Most of the Inconveniences are blamed on the french culture and the downside of the location. -French Bureaucracy -Professors seem to incline more to teaching than doing research, as it is their sole obligation by contract i suppose. -Difficulty to expand as we are in the center of paris
Advice to Management
The new director Prof. Raja Chatilla is doing an outstanding effort on the internal reforms for the lab. I hope that there will be more attention in the future to concentrate on international recognition.
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