Franco-British Academic Partenerships: The Next Chapter

                  A ONE-DAY  CONFERENCE  MAPPING THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR BILATERAL CO-OPERATION IN HIGHER EDUCATIONOrganised by the French Embassy in the United Kingdom, in association with Universities UK  and the Franco-British Council  

The steady increase in joint programmes and qualifications offered by UK and French universities is a cause for celebration.  But language constraints, financial pressures and political uncertainty present real obstacles to continued expansion. How are these to be overcome? And how can higher education institutions on either side of the Channel help each other to realise the enormous potential of Franco-British partnerships?

 Conference objectives:

·         To scope existing partnerships and initiatives in the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

·         To identify new areas of cooperation at bachelor’s , master’s and doctoral levels, and between researchers.

·         To share best practice in strategies for marketing, outreach and institutional positioning.

·         To assess the likely impact of changes in the policy environment, at both national and EU levels.

Introduction by His Excellency   M. Maurice Gourdault - Montagne,  French Ambassador to the United Kingdom.Opening remarks by Monique Canto-Sperber, Director of the Ecole Normale Supérieure,  and Sir Howard Davies, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.Chairs:  Philippe Lane and Maurice Fraser.Call for papers :  participating institutions  are invited to submit short papers  of 500 to 2000 words on any aspect of the conference theme, by  16 November 2009. Please send to  and

A  full programme and registration form will be circulated in late November.  Please note that places are limited and early registration is strongly recommended.   


Event details

Date05 February 2010
Time10.00 17.00
VenueThe Travellers Club, 106 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EP
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