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The French network – facts and figures

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, MAE) operates a vast network of French cultural departments and establishments around the world, responsible for organising some 50,000 cultural events every year.

Key figures :

- 101 Instituts Français and 125 Institut Français branches

- 445 subsidised Alliance Française schools

- 11 Franco-national centres or institutes

- 27 French institutes for research abroad (IFRE)

- 161 cooperation and cultural action departments

- 10 science and technology departments

- 839 technical assistants including 694 tenured contractual agents and 145 international volunteers

- 135 Campus France offices

- 478 French schools abroad


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