Visit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Consul General of France, Guillaume Lacroix, Scientific Attaché, James Dat and Deputy Scientific Attaché, Mégane Chesné discussed the partnerships and collaborations in place between ACES (College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences), International Centers, and the Office for International Programs of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIC-UC) and French institutions on January 24.
The University has an annual budget of $650 million dedicated to research, more than 400 international institutional agreements and 150 study abroad programs in 45 countries. UIC-UC is one of the best universities in the US, located 2.5 hours south of Chicago.
“The Morrows plots” The oldest experimental corn field in America continues to help better grow corn. Planted in 1876, these plots are still used today as experimental agricultural stations.
UIC-UC is well-renowned for its ACES College as one of the best agricultural colleges in the United States. A successful engineering student exchange programs between Purpan Toulouse and LaSalle Beauvais and strong partnerships have been established over the years.
In 2018, 45 of the 10,000 foreign students who studied at UIC-UC came from France. This visit was an opportunity for the Consulate team to discuss possibilities to facilitate exchanges and collaborations between France and the University with the various departments.