CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — The Embassy of France to the Philippines, represented by Jean-Jacques Forté, Counselor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs, and Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, led by Fr Roberto “Bobby” C Yap SJ, renewed their memorandum of agreement (MOA) last January 21.

The MOA underlines the strong relationship existing between the two institutions since 2014, as well as their common commitment to promote French culture and language within Xavier Ateneo.

SIGNED (L-R): XU College of Arts and Sciences dean Dr Judy Sendaydiego, Attachée for Higher Education Emma Briffaut, Counselor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Jean-Jacques Forté, Xavier University president Fr Roberto “Bobby” C Yap SJ,  XU VPHED Dr Juliet Dalagan, OICN director Elisabeth Enerio, History/International Studies Department assistant chairperson Gleford Lagcao. Supplied photo.

More than a hundred undergraduates of the XU are currently taking French language classes as part of their curriculum.

STUDENTS. Jean-Jaques Forté and Emma Briffaut present scholarship opportunities to XU students. Supplied photo.

Emma Briffaut, Attachée for Higher Education and head of Campus France-Philippines, presented to students and faculty opportunities to pursue their studies in French institutions.

FURTHER STUDIES. Emma Briffaut presents opportunities for collaborative research to XU faculty. Supplied photo.

Briffaut also met with XU faculty who are seeking training or doctoral programs in their fields or opportunities for collaborative research with their French counterparts.

Briffaut stressed the importance of seeking and elaborating links with French higher education institutions.

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