PRESS RELEASE - South Africa Higher Education and Research Week

As we mark this year’s South-Africa Higher Education & Research Week in France joint re-search funding programme PHC Protea, the academic and scientific exchanges are rich and dense with a growing call from both South African and French actors to strengthen their part-nerships.

To take the next steps and to explore the considerable scope for progress, it is important to reinforce the mutual knowledge and understanding of the respective academic landscapes and to give more opportunities for academics to develop new ideas and projects of mutual interest.

Hence, the Embassy of France to South Africa coordinated its efforts with French and South African stakeholders to host a one-week in-person event in France, dedicated to the promotion of the South-African higher education and research landscape to all interested institutions in France

This will include a series of over 50 engagements, meetings, workshops and visits, involving a delegation from 23 South African universities and 30 French higher education institutions, from 27 June to 02 July 2022. In particular, there is a meeting with VCs and deputy VCs in France on June 28th at the French Ministry in Paris to discuss a variety of critical issues.

Delegates will also visit the prestigious Insititute de la Vision in Paris where discussions will take place with the University of Paris Saclay for future collaborations and partnerships.

SA media and journalists who are interested in covering the event are encouraged to do so.

publie le 24/06/2022

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