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French President visit in Australia
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AFRAN met with President Macron and Minister Vidal early May in Sydney

On his arrival, on 1st of May 2018, French President Mr. Emmanuel Macron has met Australian political stakeholders, along with our association’s president Dr. Katherine Daniell, who briefly briefed him and Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull on the Association’s mission.

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Dr. Katherine Daniell, Prof. Pascale Quester, President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull

AFRAN was also present at an official dinner, on the 2nd of May, with the French high education, research and innovation delegation: French Ministers Vidal, Buzyn, Blanquer, Girardin and Secretaire d’Etat Lecornu. AFRAN’s president, vice-president, A/Prof. Kondo-François Aguey-Zinsou, and 35 scientists members of the association had the opportunity to exchange on their experiences of scientific cooperation between France and Australia, but also to showcase the association’s activites, its potential for structuring the bilateral cooperation, as well as its development objectives, in particular in France.

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The French Minister for Solidarity and Health, Agnes Buzyn with AFRAN scientists

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Bulletin de veille science et technologie – Ambassade de France en Australie – Science and Technology Newsletter – Embassy of France in Australia

The Embassy of France is delighted to send you the Science and Technology Newsletter for August 2017.

L’Ambassade de France en Australie a le plaisir de vous adresser l’édition d’août 2017 du bulletin de veille Science et Technologie édité par le poste.

 

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Cover photo of the 2016 Australian National Research Infrastructure Roadmap: a ~ 2.4 billion year old pyrite grain (FeS2)

Australian national roadmap for research infrastructure

On 12 May 2017, the Australian Government has released a comprehensive roadmap outlining the research infrastructure priorities essential for building Australian research excellence into the future. The full document is available here

It makes 9 key recommendations, including the implementation of a coordinated approach to international engagement and the adoption of nine focus areas:

• Digital Data and eResearch Platforms
• Platforms for Humanities, Arts and Social Science
• Characterisation
• Advanced Fabrication and Manufacturing
• Advanced Physics and Astronomy
• Earth and Environmental Systems
• Biosecurity
• Complex Biology
• Therapeutic Development.