In the framework of the festivities to celebrate ISL’s 60 years of existence as French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis, Prof. Dr. Beckmann, president of the Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Bundeswehr in Hamburg and Christian de Villemagne, French Director of ISL, and Dr.-Ing. Thomas Czirwitzky, German director of ISL, have signed a a strategic partnership agreement between both entities. This agreement shall intensify the existing collaboration by mutualizing existing resources and equipment in a complementary way. Also in the academic domain, ISL researchers will lecture at the University and support and  supervise common PhD students.