France’s topnotch universities, Pakistani educational institutions to participate in upcoming ‘Choose France Education Fair’


French ambassador visits COMSATS University

Zubair Qureshi

Ambassador of France Nicholas Galey along with the French Counsellor for Cultural Affairs Mounir Slimani and French Scientific and Higher Education Attaché Sabine Vermillard visited COMSATS University of Islamabad as part of the French government’s efforts to strengthen relations between Pakistani and the French educational institutions.

The visit aimed at bolstering exchange of COMSATS University and it was the maiden visit of the current French Ambassador to any university in Pakistan.

Some top-notch French universities are participating in this first edition of Choose France, that will take place in Lahore and Islamabad, with student fairs, university visits, and conference.

Prof. Afzal along with officials, students and French alumni working at CUI welcomed the Ambassador on campus. Nicholas Galey was apprised about the engagements of COMSATS University with French universities including University of Nice, Sophia Antipolis, University of Cote d’Azur, School of Engineering and Chamber of Commerce in Paris. It was also informed that COMSATS University is presently availing the services of over 65 French Alumni as part of its faculty.

Dr. Sajjad Madani, Registrar, CUI in a briefing touched upon CUI’s national and international standing and outreach efforts. He said that CUI ranks invariably among top three universities of Pakistan on reputable international rankings CUI has the largest pool of PhD qualified faculty members among its 2,700 faculty members.

Dr. Madani said that CUI is actively engaged with French Embassy in Islamabad and regularly organizes academic, research and cultural activities with active participation of students, and faculty.

French envoy Nicholas Galey lauded the efforts of the COMSATS University management and said very impressed by the fast growth and quality of education in the varsity.He encouraged the faculty, students of CUI to participate in the upcoming ‘Choose France Education Fair’ and find scope of working relationship with the French universities and educational institutes.

Prof. Afzal said that notable contributions to science, technology and philosophy were made by French scientists and thinkers and that inviting notable French professors to COMSATS University will highly motivate students and faculty members.


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