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New Opportunities for Cooperation between Bulgaria and France in the Field of Education and Healthcare

A formal meeting with representatives of the French Institute in Bulgaria was held at MU - Varna today, 31st October, where the opportunities for development and deepening of the University relations with partner institutions from France were discussed.

The new management of the Institute was presented by Mr. Fabien Flori - Counselor for Cooperation and Cultural Activities at the Embassy of the Republic of France and Director of the French Institute in Bulgaria and Mr. Olivier Kasler - Attaché for University and Scientific Cooperation. Eric Perrotel - Cooperation Attaché for French Language at the representation of the French Institute in Varna and Mrs. Milena Angelova - Director of Alliance Française in Varna were also a part of the French delegation.

The aim of the visit was to acquaint the guests with the structure of MU - Varna and to discuss the opportunities for deepening the Bulgarian-French cooperation in the field of higher education, research and international activities. The history of the Francophone idea at MU – Varna, the relations established with the universities of Nantes, Rennes, Angée and the hospital group in Maletroa, as well as the student mobility under Erasmus+ Programme with the universities of Bordeaux and Strasbourg over the recent years were presented.

The meeting outlined the areas for scientific cooperation of mutual interest such as public healthcare, health management, nutrition and dietetics, genetics and others. Particular emphasis was placed on the fact that in the future sending leading guest lectures from France, the exchange of researchers and the development of doctoral dissertations under joint Bulgarian-French supervision would be a priority. The guests offered a meeting with a prominent professor of Microbiology, Epidemiology and Virology, a winner of the highest Award for Excellence - a gold medal of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research. They took the initiative to promote the establishment of active partnership between MU - Varna and the University of Rennes.