A meeting of representatives of higher education institutions - AUF members (University Agency of France) and the French business community in Ukraine, was held on November 21-22, 2019 at the Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, initiated by the AUF and the French Embassy in Ukraine.
The rector of Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics A. Mazaraki addressed the participants with a welcoming speech.
Representatives of the Embassy of France in Ukraine and the University Agency of Francophonie made speeches:
- Nathalie Beras, Counselor for Culture and Cooperation, Embassy of France in Ukraine
- Ms. Alix de Gassart, University and Scientific Cooperation Attache, Embassy of France in Ukraine
- Ms. Roxana Turcanu-Tolomey, responsible for AUF in Moldova and Ukraine
- Mr. Vincent Pringault, Head of Economic Affairs, Embassy of France in Ukraine
Secretary General of the French-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Edward-Laurent Dorges, representatives of Auchan Ukraine, Lyon Lumiere University (France), Transylvania University (Romania) and others presented their reports.
The aim of the seminar was to deepen the cooperation between the representatives of the academic and business environment, to create joint projects, as well as to discuss the mechanisms of university and economic cooperation. During the meeting, successful cases of long-term relations between universities and enterprises were presented.
The discussion during the meeting was fruitful and useful for all participants, which will help to expand the forms of cooperation of Ukrainian universities with French enterprises, as well as to increase the level of practical training of students in accordance with current labor market requirements.