The WOW! Program supports the CAP 20-25 International Strategy for the 2017-2021 period, that ends on December 31st, 2021.

The WOW! Program “Wide Open to the World!" aims at developing and applying the international strategy of “I-Site CAP 20-25 project” for the 2017-2021 period. In the CAP 20-25 project, this strategy is "based on a set of incoming and outgoing measures and international projects, and on establishing networks, alliances and international laboratories", related to the main theme of "new models for sustainable living and production".

This strategy is implemented through the definition of specific tools (via the call for projects) to promote attractiveness and influence of the higher education and research of Clermont Auvergne site. For each one of the calls for projects, the Steering Committee defines the articulation of actions with the scientific Challenges and others transversal programs, the selection criteria, calendar, procedures, mode of diffusion and the budget.

In addition, the WOW! program has identified in a roadmap some deliverables for the promotion of internationalisation of the University. These deliverables focus mainly on collaboration with target geographic areas, development of international laboratories, coordination of networks and alliances, as well as the strategies of the challenges.

The program focuses on the target areas and universities of CAP 20-25:

  • Wuhan University – China
  • University of Oklahoma – USA
  • Emerging countries from the Andean area (including the Institute of Geophysics of national Polytechnic school of Quito – Ecuador)
  • Latin American countries (especially São Paulo State University – Brazil and University of Buenos Aires – Argentina)

The operational deployment involves:

  • Area designees for each target area/university in order to develop research, training and innovation partnerships,
  • Calls for projects to promote exchanges and mobility of students, researchers/professor-researchers and staff, and to support thesis under co-supervision (cotutelle),
  • An attractive talent policy in order to integrate internationally renowned researchers and professor-researchers to the site, in collaboration with the dedicated CAP 20-25 program..

More information about our actions for each thematic:

Research and Innovation    Training


For information about the new program WOW 2.0 and the CAP 20-25 international strategy for the 2022-2027 period, visit the webpage International 2022-2027