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Educational Charter of Training at Cerfacs

1: Getting learner buy-in

Gaining membership is the first step to success. The first action is to communicate the learning objectives to the student, so that he or she understands exactly what he or she will be able to realize concretely after the training.

2: Anticipate a gradual increase in the complexity of the data

Good teaching respects a gradual increase in difficulty and ensures understanding of one level before moving on to the next. Failure to respect an appropriate gradation can lead to a lot of misunderstandings and failures. A gentle, step-by-step approach will guarantee a better assimilation (increase in competence) of the training.

3: Ensuring the right balance between theory and practice

To optimize the effectiveness of a training action, a good balance must be found between the transmission of theoretical knowledge and operational know-how. It is often the lack of practical exercises after theory that leads to failures. Proposing practical activities is one of the best ways of linking these two types of knowledge.

4: Checking understanding at each stage

Both in terms of the vocabulary used and the theoretical concepts covered, the learner must be involved throughout the course so that he or she can self-check that the teaching content is properly understood. This check can be organized in different forms, using quizzes but also other more fun activities. At the end of the training course, a final evaluation is carried out to check that everything is effectively understood and to determine whether it is necessary to go back over certain points.

5: Guaranteeing the quality of training courses

Teaching services are evaluated each time with the aim of constantly improving the quality of the services offered. Our trainers teaching skills are at the heart of our requirements to make our training courses of the highest quality.

6: Guaranteeing the quality of trainers

The trainers are highly qualified. They have a high or specific level of education and a very solid experience in the proposed fields. They are fully available throughout the training courses they will provide,

7: Ensuring the confidentiality of information

The trainer guarantees the confidentiality of information concerning the participants and establishes a relationship of trust and respect within the group.



Tribute to Françoise Chatelin

Brigitte Yzel |  23 July 2021

  Tribute to Françoise CHATELIN   Virtual & Face to Face event @ Cerfacs 14 October 2021, CERFACS, Toulouse (France) 2 pm - 6.30 pm   Cerfacs is organizing a half scientific day on Thursday October 14, 2021 in tribute to Françoise Chatelin who left us prematurely on May 14, 2020   After graduating from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (1960-63), and her PhD in Mathematics at Grenoble University (1971) , Françoise Chatelin led with worldwide recognition her research in many areas, from spectral theory for linear operators in Banach spaces and finite precision to Dickson algebras. Professor Chatelin taught at the Universities Grenoble 2 - Pierre Mendès-France and Paris 9 - Dauphine before moving to Toulouse in 1996. She became Emeritus Professor in 2015. She was a visiting researcher at Berkeley and Stanford Universities, IBM San Jose (Ca) and Yorktown Heights (NY). For almost a decade, she was a scientific manager in Industry (in charge of intensive computing) first at the Centre Scientifique IBM France in Paris (1985 -1992) and then in the Central Research Lab of Thales (known as Thomson-CSF at that time) near Paris (1992-95). Françoise Chatelin was Head of the Qualitative Computing group at the Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (Cerfacs) in Toulouse, France. Professor Chatelin has authored four books; the first three are now classic references available from SIAM. Her second book Valeurs Propres de Matrices (Masson, Paris, 1988) has received the IBM - France prize for « Best Scientific and technical publication 1988 ». Beyond her scientific contribution, Françoise Chatelin played a structuring role on research at CERFACS through multiple thesis on innovative topics. This event is devoted to the human and scientific tribute of her life. As a faithful image of the active and passionate woman that...Read more

CERFACS is involved in the NextSim project

CERFACS |  19 July 2021

The primary objective is to increase the capabilities of Computational Fluid Dynamics tools on extreme-scale parallel computing platforms for aeronautical design. The Kick-Off Meeting took place on 12 March 2021. This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement N° 956104. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Spain, France, Germany. For more information, please visit  EuroHPC website : Project webpage :Read more