The French Institute in India and Collège de France have created an Itinerant Chair in India.
In the heart of Paris, Collège de France is a highly reputed French higher education and research establishment. Since the 16th century, it has been a forum for cutting-edge research and education in all fields of knowledge, from mathematical and natural sciences to social sciences and humanities.
Over a course of three years, the French Institute collaborates with the International Relations Department of Collège de France. We invite reputed French scholars from diverse fields (demography, informatics, philosophy, history, sociology, biology, physics, cybersecurity, etc) to conduct seminars in leading Indian institutions of superior learning.
The programme encourages long term exchanges of knowledge between the two countries.
The Chair was inaugurated by Professor François Héran, demographer, in 2019.
- Hugues de Thé, doctor and expert on Cellular & Molecular Oncology: December 2021
- Samantha Besson, expert on International Law: January 2022
- Anne Cheng, Sinologist: February 2022
- Thomas Lecuit, Biologist: March 2022