The Ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates, H. E. Ludovic Pouille, the President of Total E & P United Arab Emirates, Hatem Nusseibeh, and the Vice Chancellor of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Eric Fouache, have inaugurated on Monday May 7, 2018 the France Alumni network in the United Arab Emirates in the Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, in presence of the Deputy Managing Director of Campus France, Thierry Valentin and several business people but also academics and numerous graduates of French higher education.

A new platform for French higher education graduates

France Almuni, a network of French higher education’s graduates, is a platform launched by Campus France, on the initiative of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to unify the 100,000 international students who graduate each year from French higher education. France Alumni offers them a valuable tool in their professional career, whether it is the directory that allows everyone to join the network and get in touch with other alumni, or website which offers discussion spaces, thematic groups, current news about the cultural and economic French network and also spaces dedicated to business partners and job opportunities.

In the United Arab Emirates, a growing number of French graduates

The creation of a France Almuni community in the United Arab Emirates responds to a request from French university graduates living in the United Arab Emirates, whose number is constantly increasing, to extend their French experience in their professional career. It also demonstrates, in this year of the Franco-Emirati Cultural Dialogue, the importance of education for France and the United Arab Emirates.

A partnership between the French Embassy, Total and Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

The launch of France Almuni in the United Arab Emirates is the result of a partnership between the French Embassy, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and Total. In October 2017, an agreement was signed between Total and the French Embassy, to allow Emirati students who choose to pursue their academic studies in France. These students, selected based on academics, will strengthen the France Alumni community in the United Arab Emirates. Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi graduates students will also benefit from the advantages of the France Alumni network after graduation.

Join the largest community of graduates in France! Launch of France Alumni network in the UAE