Jean-Noel Barrot, the minister of digital transition and telecommunication, stated that France is planning to host and train 5 lakh international students by 2025. To achieve this goal, France is expanding its higher education system and research to many talented, scientific and innovative minds from around the world. The vision behind this initiative is to explore Indo-France collaborations.
France already has close to 4 lakh international students, and according to President Macaron’s vision, the number of Indian students in France would be 20,000. He further added that IIIT Delhi is a part of this new project of a new Franco-Indian campus on Health that shall be put into action next year, partnering with the University of Nice, France in the field of Computational Biomedicine along with famous French research institutions including INRIA (National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology), INSERM (National Institute of Health and Medical Research), and CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research).
Students and faculty of IIIT Delhi showcased their exciting research projects including Autonomous Last Mile Vehicle (ALIVE), Autonomous Precision Landing of Drone, Real-world AI for Healthcare, E-Sahayatri – Your travel buddy, Smart and sustainable mobility, Vision for Wildlife, Facial Image Retrieval using Similarity-Driven Feedback, Federated Automated Deep Learning (FedAutoMoDL) to name a few.
France is making international collaborations a priority. This is evident by looking at the international co-publications, with more than 60% of the scientific publications in collaboration with foreign research organisations. 70,000 students are pursuing PhD in France of which 40% are from abroad. India plays an integral part in the scientific exchange between the two countries in the field of science and technology.
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