Discussions included the response to the European Commission's call for proposal around the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme. This project, managed as a consortium, aims to develop research and training cooperation around themes which are a priority for the member countries (agriculture, power, food safety, health) in order to train the future contributors to Africa's sustainable development.
The Université de Rennes 1 delegation was able to work with Régina Raminosoa (International Affairs Department head and main scheduler), Murielle Rampanarivo (Lecturer-researcher and Director of Research) and Roger Randrianja (Professor and Vice President in charge of resources and heritage). Meetings were held with the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie pour l’Océan Indien and Campus France who are also involved in the project.
Relations with Madagascar, and in particular the University of Antananarivo, are long-standing, have proven fruitful and cooperation agreements (in economics and in public administration) are active. Activity involving businesses aims to create a sustainable network which encourages discussion and cooperation with local research teams. Programmes take the form of lecturer and researcher assignments (seminars, expertise, courses, participation in joint research programmes), welcoming Malagasy colleagues and, of course, training for students, and PhD students in particular.