Support the training courses of French establishments abroad
French universities and schools develop their activities abroad either by offering joint degree or dual degree programs - particularly in European countries - or by “exporting” certain curriculums abroad, such as École centrale in Beijing and University of Paris IV in the United Arab Emirates. In addition, certain universities are created abroad with support from the MAEE, such as the Hanoi University of Science and Technology project, the French University in Egypt and the Franco-Armenian University. In general, the MAEE strives to develop university exchange programs with emerging countries from all five continents.
Lastly, special attention is given to research in social and human sciences and to archeology through 27 French Research Institutes Abroad (IFRE) and 160-some archeological missions supported by France throughout the world. These institutes and missions provide opportunities to showcase French know-how and expertise.
The MAEE’s action in social and human sciences
In the area of social and human sciences, the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs acts directly by implementing several instruments, including :
Updated in December 2010