Scientific and Higher Education Cooperation

The Consulate General of France invests energy to encourage scientific communities in Hong Kong and Macao to cooperate with France in a sustainable way.

We dedicate our financial and human resources, as well as our institutional network relations, to provide connections to both French and Hong Kong/Macao on-coming partners.

The mobility of young or experimented researchers is particularly supported in order to create, enhance or consolidate research collaborations.

Under the Department of Culture, Education and Science (SCAC) of the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, the Office for Science and Academic affairs promotes the cooperation between higher education institutions and scientific research centres from France and Hong Kong or Macau.

By creating opportunities of exchanges between the actors of the scientific and academic community in their areas of ​​expertise, by organizing campus visits, by funding research mobility programs and scholarships in France, our office is committed to creating and developing sustainable collaborations between France and Hong Kong/Macau.

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Some key features of the scientific and academic cooperation in Hong Kong/Macau are:

  • More than 100 partnerships – mainly exchange programs at the higher education level between Hong Kong and French universities. More details here;
  • France is the second destination for Hong Kong students in Europe with 450 visas delivered in 2012 (and a constant growth of 10% per year);
  • More than 250 French students are present in Hong Kong (which represents the largest European student population in Hong Kong);
  • More than 110 Scholarships are managed annually with a total budget of 200 k€ . More information on the scholarship website, download our leaflet HERE.
  • 4 associated research laboratories are hosted in Hong Kong universities. More details here;
  • A joint funding program between the Research Grant Council in Hong Kong and the French National Research Agency (ANR) has been founded since 2012 with a total budget of 2 millions € annually;

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The Hong Kong higher education is nowadays considered as one of the most competitive in the world. As the Asian education hub, Hong Kong/Macau universities are open to internationalization. The quality and specificity of French higher education, which is renowned worldwide, has yet to be promoted here in Hong Kong and Macau.

The team in charge of scientific and academic affairs at the Consulate:

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Dr. Isabelle SAVES

Attaché (Science and Academic affairs)

Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau

isabelle.saves@diplomatie.gouv.fr

+852 3752 9981

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Ms. Julie METTA

Scientific Officer

Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau

julie.metta@consulfrance-hongkong.org

+852 3752 9977

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Ms. Lavender CHEUNG

Academic Officer, Campus France Representative

Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau

study@consulfrance-hongkong.org

+852 3752 9974

publié le 15/06/2015

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