French Day at Stellenbosch University: Focus on Research and Innovation

• Highlighting French-South African scientific and university cooperation • Launching a new innovation cooperation project in the wine sector • Promoting international student mobility to France
Universities, South Africa

On 21 February 2019, the Embassy of France in South Africa and the Stellenbosch University will host a French Day. This cultural and academic event seeks to develop French-South African scientific and university cooperation and to promote international student mobility to France, focusing particularly on higher education opportunities and scholarships in France, scientific collaboration prospects as well as French cultural and language experiences for SUN staff and students. 

Session 1: Student mobility 10:00 – 14:00 | Neelsie Student Centre

08:00 – 09:30        Learning French through yoga Presented by the Alliance Française | Grass Area, Rooi Plein
09:30 – 10:00        Café & croissants | Welcoming students | Pulp Cinema
10:00 – 10:20        Welcome address | Prof Klopper, DVC for Internationalisation | Pulp Cinema
10:20 – 10:40        Address and Q&A |HE Christophe Farnaud, French Ambassador to South Africa | Pulp Cinema
10:40 – 11:30        Success Stories | South African alumni of French Universities | Pulp Cinema
11:30 – 14:00        Exhibitions & Booths | Campus France; SUN International; French students in Stellenbosch; Alumni (French as a Foreign Language); IRD-CNRD-Cirad Joint Office (Research) | Neelsie Student Centre

Session 2: Cooperation in Science and Innovation 14:30 – 17:30 | Department of Viticulture and Oenology

Series of presentations, information sessions and panel discussions. The event will be followed by a wine & cheese tasting and a French movies night. 

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