Kazakhstan and France Strenghtens Educational Ties
The second Abai-Verne scholarship program was officially launched at the Institut Sorbonne-Kazakhstan in Almaty as Kazakhstan and France strengthens their partnership in the education sector.
The program is being implemented as part of the agreement signed on April 19th, 2018 between Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Education and Science and French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
“The launch of the Abai-Verne scholarship program for graduate students is very important because it helps promote and enhance scientific cooperation between the Kazakh and French laboratories and universities,” said French Embassy in Kazakhstan’s Counselor for Cultural and Cooperation, Laure Castaing.
A total of 100 scholarships are being offered under the program whereby 90 is allocated for masters students and 10 for doctoral students.
Kazakhstan and France are also conducting another joint educational project, the ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ program.
French Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Philippe Martinet told a local media in an interview that the program would allow Kazakh students to undertake a master’s program in environmental protection and climate studies in France.
“We soon want to propose around 10 new grants that will be focused on teaching all environmental disciplines,” he told the local media in an interview.
Meanwhile, the French embassy will also organize the Francophone Spring Festival on March 1st.
The concert, cinema and contest event will be held in different cities of Kazakhstan, such as Astana, Almaty, Kostanai, Oskemen and Shymkent.
The embassy is also planning to hold a Music Celebration event this year, which was first held in France in 1983.