“IIIT Delhi is involved in our project of a new Franco-Indian Campus on Health that shall be operating from next year,” the French minister stated. “We are partnering here with the University of Nice in France in the field of computational biomedicine.”
During his visit to the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in Delhi, France’s Minister for Digital Transition and Telecommunications, Jean-Noel Barrot, stated that the government aims to host and train five lakh foreign students by the year 2025.
According to President Emmanuel Macron’s goal, there would then be 20,000 Indian students there from the 4 lakh who are presently enrolled.
The French Minister also discussed the value of technical advancement in Indo-French relations and the prospects that exist in France for Indian students, researchers, and businesses.
He added that France has prioritized international collaboration, as seen by the international co-publications, which account for more than 60% of all scientific publications in France.
In France, there are about 70,000 PhD students, 40% of whom are from other countries. Mr. Barrot engaged in conversation with the institute’s students to wrap up the occasion.