Université de Rennes 1 participates in the Knowledge Summit in India

Université de Rennes 1, represented by Pierre van de Weghe, Vice President for International Affairs, was present at the Knowledge Summit, held on March 10 and 11 in New Delhi as part of the official visit of the President of the Republic to India.

Frédérique Vidal at the Knowledge Summit in India
  1. The First Franco-Indian Summit for university, scientific and technologic cooperation
  2. Knowledge sharing and cooperation

The First Franco-Indian Summit for university, scientific and technologic cooperation

The Knowledge Summit was the First Franco-Indian Summit for university, scientific and technologic cooperation. It was held with the presence of the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Mrs Frédérique Vidal and the highest Indian authorities.
The objective of the Knowledge Summit was to design a roadmap of Franco-Indian cooperation for the next five years.
During the event, the Franco-Indian agreement regarding bilateral acknowledgement of degrees was co-signed and the creation of the Franco-Indian fund for Education to improve the mobility between the two countries was created. President Emmanuel Macron reiterated his wish to double the number of Indian students coming to study in France over the next two years.

Knowledge sharing and cooperation

Université de Rennes 1 has been working with India for many years, particularly in the fields of chemistry, economics and management.

The university welcomes students from India every year for courses such as the English taught Master’s programmes or the Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme.

Currently, the university has an agreement in the field of management with Pondicherry University.
In research activities, the new international associated laborartory called Natural Products and Synthesis towards Affordable Health (NPSAH) was created in Octobre 2017. This international associated laboratory associates Université de Rennes 1, and more specifically the Institut des Sciences Chimiques in Rennes, with the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) in Hyderabad, one of the flagships of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) based in Hyderabad. This signature follows 8 years of collaboration through the international associated laboratory Joint Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry at Interfaces, which focused on organic synthesis and produced more than 50 high-level publications.