Ambassador Farnaud visits the French South African Institute of Technology
On Monday 8 May 2017, Ambassador of France to South Africa Christophe Farnaud visited the French South African Institute of Technology (F’SATI) at the Tshwane University of Technology’s campus in Pretoria.
During his visit, Ambassador Farnaud met with the Scientific Director of F’SATI Professor François Rocaries and F’SATI Director Professor Anish Kurien. He also met with the Vice-Chancellor Professor Lourens van Staden, and attended the Engineering graduation ceremony where two students associated with F’SATI received their doctorate degrees.
F’SATI is a French South African postgraduate institute for teaching, research and development with two nodes - one at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in Pretoria and one at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) in Cape Town.
The institute’s mandate is to contribute to the creation of knowledge and transfer of technology between South Africa and France as well as capacity-building and technical training of South Africans.
The initiative was launched in 1996 after a visit by late former President Nelson Mandela to France, under the responsibility of the Chamber of Commerce and industry of Paris (CCIP), with the objective of developing a training institute in electronics in South Africa.
The Institute has, since its inception, continuously participated in human capacity development through great collaboration between South African and French institutions.
F’SATI in 2016 celebrated its 20-year anniversary. Read more here.