University News


Exploring Lignocellulosic Biomass : challenges and opportunities for bioeconomy (ELB 2018)

After the success of the first Exploring Lignocellulosic Biomass congress in Reims, France in June 2016, we are glad to welcome you in Reims for an even more stimulating congress:

Exploring Lignocellulosic Biomass : challenges and opportunities for bioeconomy (ELB 2018), 26-29 June 2018.

Chaired by the French National Institute for...


Nadège Vezinat, Fondation des Sciences Sociales Prize Winner

Nadège Vezinat is a sociologist, lecturer at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne and a member of the REGARDS laboratory and the Centre Maurice Halbwachs.

Her research deals with reconfigurations of the State and the organisation of public services. The main focus of her reflections has been the relationship between...


First Meetings on the Virulence of Grapevine Trunk Diseases - PHC Balaton

As part of the Balaton programme, on 17 and 18 October, the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, via the URVVC, will host Hungarian researchers (Eger University) for discussions on the virulence of grapevine trunk diseases.

The objective of this programme is to develop outstanding scientific and technological communication...


University of Reims Wine Society

The University of Reims Wine Society [Société des Vins de l'Université de Reims (SVUR)] has recently been created. This association is dedicated to promoting the culture of wine and gastronomy amongst students and academics through regular events including tastings, food & wine pairings, visits and classes.


Thesis defense of Catia Pinto

Catia Pinto will support her thesis on October 23, 2017 at the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

This thesis, co-supervised by the URCA-URVVC, the University of Aveiro and the Instituto Biocant (Portugal), deals with "Vine microbiome: an in-depth analysis of the natural microbial community of Vitis vinifiera L.".


SQHE Reims 2017 Workshop

The Master 2 Pro SQHE association brings together alumni of the DESS HSPE, now the Master 2 Pro SQHE in the Faculty of Natural Science at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, students in the 2017 class and several professional tutors from the course.

Its aim is to foster a network of professionals in the field of Safety,...


TOSA IT Certification Arrives at URCA

What is the TOSA ?

TOSA certifications are the first universal standard for IT skills. They establish a student’s level of proficiency in the software most commonly used by companies. They are officially recognised in France (CNCP repertory) and the UK (CPD Standards Office) and are used in over 30 countries by many...


Hosting of a Delegation from Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)

On 11 October, URCA will welcome a delegation from Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (Slovakia), led by its chancellor, Mr Vladimir Hiadlovsky.

Matej Bel University is now a long-term partner of URCA, with the first agreement signed in 2007 and due to be renewed during this visit.


FARE Involved in Collective Reflection on National Food Conference

Announced by the French President last June, the National Food Conference (États Généraux de l’Alimentation) is an opportunity to reflect collectively on new “win-win” solutions.

Following the start of the public consultations on 20 July, 14 workshops were launched on 28 August. The workshop...


Champagne! A blue plume on uncorking

The condensation phenomena that accompany the uncorking of a bottle of champagne have been observed by researchers from the GSMA’s Effervescence, Champagne and Applications team using an ultra-fast camera. A never-before-seen blue plume was shown to follow the popping of the cork.

The article published on 14 September in the...