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French Day on Campus

Thursday 17 May 2018

Bonjour et bienvenue!

The University of Adelaide is excited to host 'French Day on Campus' in collaboration with the Embassy of France in Australia and Alliance Française.

'French Day on Campus' provides staff and students with the opportunity to engage with French institutions to find out more about research and study options, engage with French industry and businesses located in Australia and enjoy a cultural 'taste' of France.

Enjoy some free French pastries in the Hub between 10.20am - 11am and 12.50pm-1.30pm and music between 12pm-1pm.

When and Where

When: Thursday 17 May 2018 (9am - 4pm)
Where:  North Terrace campus, Hub Central and Radford auditorium (back of the SA Art Gallery)


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Attend one of the presentations for your chance to WIN A DOUBLE PASS to Colours of Impressionism at the Art Gallery of South Australia!

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Presentations - All things French - Radford Auditorium

Join the conversation of undertaking study, research or work in France or with a French company.
8.30 - 9.00am Coffee and pastries on arrival
Lawns outside Radford

9.00 - 9.20am

9.20 - 9.30am

Event Opening

including 'Welcome to Country' by Uncle Rodney O'Brien.

Signing ceremony with IMT Atlantique in the presence of the H.E Christophe Penot, Ambassador to France in Australia

Professor Nancy Cromar, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

H.E Christophe Penot, Ambassador to France in Australia

Hon John Gardner MP, Minister for Education, SA

9.30 - 10.15am In Conversation with the Ambassador to France in Australia and Managing Director, NEOEN Australia - Q&A with students

H.E Christophe Penot, Ambassador to France in Australia

Franck Woitiez, Managing Director, NEOEN Australia

11.00 - 12.30pm Student mobility - options in France

Nicolas Duhaut, Attaché for Higher Education, French Embassy

Current students:
Elana Batholomeusz - studied at Sciences Po Paris
Maddison Sims - Université Francois Rabelais (Tours)

French institutions:
IMT Atlantique
ENSTA Bretagne
Centrale Supelec (Study Engineering in France)

1.30 - 4:00pm Research engagement with France

Professor Julie Owens, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Strategy)

Anne Rouault, Attaché for Science and Technology, French Embassy

French institutions and University of Adelaide staff.

'French Fair' - the Hub, North Terrace Campus

10am - 3pm

Visit the 'French' Fair in the Hub between 10am and 3pm and talk to French companies about career options and their engagement with the University of Adelaide and French institutions about study options. Come and help celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the University of Adelaide's French Department and see what other engagement the University of Adelaide has with France.

French companies and organisations attending
  • Naval Group (Submarines)
  • Easyskills (Engineering)
  • Pernod Ricard (Wine)
  • Predict (Technological bricks)
  • Dassault Systèmes (Software)
  • Alliance Française (Language/Culture)
  • French Australian Chamber of Commerce – FACCI
  • French Embassy of Australia
  • Campus France Australia
French Universities and institutions attending
  • IMT Atlantique
  • Université de Bretagne Occidentale
  • Université Rennes 1
  • ENSTA Paris Tech
  • ENSTA Bretagne
  • Ecole Polytechnique
  • Centrale Nantes
  • Centrale Marseille
  • Centrale Supelec
  • Centrale Lyon
University of Adelaide departments attending
  • Global Engagement (Study Overseas)
  • French Department
  • French Club
  • ThincLab Châlons
  • Real Serious Games (start up based in ThincLab)
Other events
  • French Films showing at the Hub mezzanine from 12-3pm.
  • Abbotts and Kinney - Pâtisserie
    • Free French pastries in the Hub between 10.20am-11am and 12.50pm-1.30pm. Pastries for sale 10am-3 pm.

Outside the Hub

  • Le van du livre (French library on wheels)
  • Food truck - Crepes
  • St Louis ice cream cart
  • Musicians playing French tunes
  • Pétanque on the Art Gallery lawns
Global Engagement

Level 6, Old Classics Wing



Telephone: +61 8 8313 5229
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 8333

Locating Us

We can be found at L10 on the
North Terrace Campus map.
Entry to the Old Classics Wing is
via the Wills Building.