A three member delegation from the Embassy of France visited the University of Hyderabad (UoH) and discussed prospects for academic and research collaboration on March 29, 2023 at the YSR Hall, School of Life Sciences, UoH

The delegates included:

  1. Mr. François-Xavier (FX) Mortreuil, Attaché for Science and Academic Cooperation – Embassy of France for South India.
  2. Ms. Lucille Guillet, Science and Academic Cooperation Officer – Embassy of France for South India.
  3. Ms. Mirrin Raikhan, Campus France Manager for Telangana State and Andhra Pradesh, Embassy of France in India.

Prof. Chetan Srivastava, Director, Office for International Affairs welcomed the delegation on behalf of University of Hyderabad. Prof. Chetan spoke about India’s philosophy of “Vasudaiva Kutumbakam”, whole world is one family, which also is the theme for the G20 this year under Indian Leadership.

He emphasized on the University of Hyderabad’s vision, activities and endeavours of global academic & research collaboration, and avenues for Internationalization in line with NEP 2020 policy of the Government of India.

Prof.SL Sabat, Director, Research & Development Cell, gave a crisp presentation on the University of Hyderabad, it’s endeavours in academic activities, research programs, infrastructure facilities, the Schools of Study, Centres, etc..

Mr.Francois Xavier Mortreuil gave the presentation on behalf of the French Delegation, where he emphasized on Five avenues of possible areas, opportunities for collaboration, namely, Student Mobility, Research & Innovation, Indo-French Network, Indo-French support to R&D and Horizon Europe project working towards sustainable world.

Varies Deans, Directors, and other Officials of University of Hyderabad were part of the meeting with the French Delegation. Discussions were held on Research Collaboration and international Mobility of Faculty, Students and Staff. Possibilities for MoUs were discussed & explored during the discussions.

This visit of French Delegation was fruitful in identifying further course of action in academic & research collaboration, student, faculty & staff exchange, etc., and it will be taken forward for fostering MoUs.

Dr. Alok Mishra, Associate Director, Office for International Affairs, proposed a formal vote of thanks. The Office of International Affairs and Public Relations Office coordinated this visit.