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Cultural, scientific and technical cooperation
The station’s action is primarily based on the Malta Mediterranean Alliance Française , which hosts 800 students. While teaching French is doing well in middle school, it weakens considerably as students approach active life (omnipresence of English). It is therefore a priority to successfully create bilingual French language sections in high schools, which will give greater visibility to teaching the French language.
With regard to academic cooperation, the results are modest. Student mobility is low (the University of Malta is a partner of the University of Nancy II). Italian and English competition is strong. Our policy is primarily based on scholarship programs. It also aims to enhance the attractiveness of French Master’s degree and PhD programs and to promote student mobility by encouraging the University of Malta to establish partnerships with other French universities (based on 550 existing English courses in France).
Regarding scientific cooperation, the most important and most promising action is establishing a CNRS regional office at the University of La Valette and implementing the “Mistrals” research program in 2011. This corresponds to our desire to build a Euro-Mediterranean research space.
With regards to cultural and artistic cooperation, regionally-focused politico-cultural activity (Israeli-Palestinian “One Voice” concert, Ulysse 2009, French Autumn in Malta in 2010, Music Festival with Mathieu Chedid) has contributed to encouraging significant co-financing.
Updated on 12.10.12