Oct. 2019 / University of Tomorrow and la Francophonie

University of Tomorrow and la Francophonie: networking on shared values and objectives

One year ago, at the Yerevan summit, Ireland joined the Organisation Internationale de La Francophonie and defined as priorities the promotion of French language and relations with French speaking countries, especially in higher education and research.

This first anniversary will be celebrated with the visit of the the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) in Ireland, inviting all higher education institutions to discuss ways in which la Francophonie can play a part in their international strategy and future network developments.

This event is organised jointly by the Embassy of France in Dublin, the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Trinity College Dublin and the Irish University Association (IUA) at Trinity’s Regents House on Friday 11 October 2019.

Tentative Programme:

9h-9h20 : Welcome coffee

9h20-9h50 : Welcoming addresses

  • Patrick Prendergast (President & Provost Trinity College Dublin)
  • Ambassador(s) from Francophonie Representations in Dublin
  • Jean-Paul de Gaudemar (Recteur de l’AUF)

9h50-10h30: International strategies and networks

10h30-11h10: Sustainable and competitive university systems for tomorrow

11h10-11h30: Coffee break

11h30-12h10: Reaching out beyond traditional audiences and needs

12h10-12h30: Closing intervention

12h30 : Networking Lunch


The event is open to all higher education institutions, registration is compulsory on Eventbrite. Register now

The Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie:

The AUF is an international association that was founded almost 60 years ago. Its members are French-speaking universities, grandes écoles, academic networks and research centres all over the world. With a network of 944 members in 116 countries, including nearly 300 in Africa, it is one of the largest higher education and research organisations in the world.
The AUF’s missions are to promote solidarity and cooperation among French-language universities for the economic, social and cultural development and to help higher education and research institutions address three major challenges: the quality of education, research and governance; the professional integration and employability of graduates; and the full involvement of these institutions in the overall development of societies.

Additional information and suggested readings:

  1. Global Ireland – Ireland Strategy for France 2019-2025
  2. Ireland’s Future Talent – A Charter for Irish Universities
  3. Les universités numériques thématiques (rapport 2016-032 de l’IGAENR)
  4. PDF - 585.7 kb
    Brief Presentation of the AUF
    (PDF - 585.7 kb)

Published on 16/09/2019

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