NAFSA’s 2017 Annual Conference & Expo will take place in Los Angeles, California, from 28th May to 2nd June 2017

The theme of this year's conference: “Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections”.

NAFSA 2017 Annual Conference & Expo

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest non-profit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA has 10,000 members in more than 3,500 institutions worldwide in over 150 countries.

This year's Annual Conference & Expo will be held in Los Angeles, California, from 28th May to 2nd June 2017 and will be centred around the theme “Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections”.

The NAFSA Annual Conference is the opportunity for participants to meet and dialogue with peers and leaders across borders, to discuss key issues and to share and gain valuable insights on all areas of international education administration, student services, research and teaching. 10 000 visitors expected from around the world.

The conference will include professional learning sessions, pre-conference specialised learning workshops, leadership programmes and presentations, NAFSA 2017 Expo Hall showcases more than 300 exhibitors from all parts of the globe.

This year, as last year, Université de Rennes 1 will be attending the NAFSA 2017 conference. Visit us at Campus France booth #1105.

A full programme of the conference can be found here.

Université de Rennes 1 and the USA

Université de Rennes 1 has 10 cooperation agreements with 8 American universities, half of which concern student mobility.

Research mobility is also active. There were 115 missions in the USA, including conferences and colloquiums, in the academic year 2015-2016. Université de Rennes 1 was awarded the Franco-American academic cooperation Univ-link badge of excellence in 2011, a MESR (the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research) badge of excellence. The university was awarded for its cooperation with the University of Arizona which saw the creation of the International Associated Laboratory for Materials and Optics (LIA-MATEO) in January 2009. It is also part of a second International Associated Laboratory, Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics of Polyploidy (LIA-ECOGEN) with the Iowa State University.

Université de Rennes 1 is currently involved in the Groupement d'Intérêt Scientifique Institut des Amériques (GIS IDA). It brings together lecturer-researchers and researchers working on the Americas and belonging to different teams in Rennes' academic centres.

The university has awarded 7 American professors with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa since 2000.