Participants at the workshop (Photo: VNA)
Thua Thien – Hue (VNA) - The development of scientific research on French language and culture in Southeast Asia and the role of Francophone in Asia-Pacific universities were highlighted at a workshop opened in the central city of Hue on December 1.

Jointly organised by the French Embassy in Vietnam, the Asia-Pacific French-Speaking Regional Centre (CREFAP), and the Hue University’s College of Foreign Languages, the event drew professors, experts, and lecturers from France, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Greece and Vietnam.

Participants discussed the connectivity between French-speaking schools in Southeast Asia and other regions in the world, as well as policies to boost scientific research and improve teaching capacity.

They also sought measures to embrace links between internal members such as holding annual conferences for Asia-Pacific senior officials; promoting tertiary assistance projects; increasing experience sharing; and enabling students to improve French skills.

The workshop creates an opportunity for young researchers to get involved in the regional scientific research community and increase connectivity in the field.

It also concerns about the development of the teaching staff who could design appropriate training courses to meet the demand for high-quality human resources.

The workshop will run until December 4.-VNA