France intends to strengthen cooperation with Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in the field of science and education, and aerospace science will be a priority. This was confirmed by the deputy and chairman of the France-Kazakhstan Friendship Group of the National Assembly of the French Republic, Mr. Pierre Cabaret, during a meeting with the leadership of the university.
Welcoming the delegation, KazNU Rector Galym Mutanov noted that France is a strategic partner of Kazakhstan and cooperation with it is a great responsibility and special trust. Today KazNU successfully cooperates with more than 30 French universities, such as National Polytechnic University of Lorraine, Diderot University, the University of Strasbourg, the University of Orleans, the Robert Schumann University, the University of Toulouse, and many others. etc. The result of the collaboration in the scientific and educational field between universities is a double-diploma education, which increases motivation of students of the two countries. Every year, teachers and students have internships, participate in research projects, summer schools. Now, five students from France are studying at KazNU. During the meeting, the sides touched upon the implementation of double-degree programs in the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies, discussed the activities of the Kazakhstan-French Scientific-Educational Center "Geoenergy", which was established on the basis of the Kazakh National University.
The rector of KazNU noted that a long-term activity of the Center since 2010 is aimed at formation of scientific personnel, and in this regard, perspectives of expanding the activities of the Center should be considered and its status should be raised to the world level where specialists in geo-energy, renewable and alternative energy will be trained.
During the talks, the deputy and chairman of France-Kazakhstan Friendship Group of the National Assembly of the French Republic, Mr. Pierre Cabaret, noted the importance of cooperation with Kazakhstan and KazNU. He also noted that, looking around the KazNU campus and getting acquainted with its activities, "he personally was sure that the university has now managed to do work that was intended for the future." He assured that he would take every effort to further strengthen the strategic partnership between our countries and universities.
In turn, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Philip Martine, proposed the leadership of KazNU to hold a number of joint activities in Kazakhstan. According to the parties, such projects will only contribute to building confidence and enhancing cooperation between the partners