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Seminar "La Rencontre des Polytechniques" in Conakry, Guinea

A scientific seminar attended by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Guinea was organized in Conakry, in partnership with Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry (UGANC). The organization of this seminar lays the foundations for connections between institutions, and aims at reinforcing the commitment of l'X in Guinea.

École Polytechnique, represented by its President Jacques Biot and Provost Frank Pacard, as well as by its scientists Victor Malka and Michel Spiro participated in the seminar "La Rencontre des Polytechniques" organized in Guinea, from November 13th to 16th, 2017. This seminar was organized with the support of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Guinea, as well as the support of the Embassy of Guinea in France.

This four-day scientific seminar took place in the main amphitheater of UGANC and focused on the broadening of the academic offer at l'X and also on the research projects conducted at École Polytechnique. President of l'X Jacques Biot was received by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Guinea, Mamady Youla on this occasion.

This visit aimed to strengthen the link between Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry (UGANC) and l'X. Its sucess will enable to concretely consider the future implementation of university programs of excellence in Guinea.

This visit also allowed to rememer some common history. Polytechnical Institute of Conakry, inagurated in 1962, Gamal Abdel Nasser Polytechnic Institute of Conakry in 1970, finally Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry in 1989 was administered during its first two years by Albert Boisrayon, a former student of l'X.

Moreover, Jacques Biot was received by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Guinea, His Excellency Mr. Mamady Youla. This meeting was a opportunity for the President of École Polytechnique to discuss at the highest level the commitment of l'X in terms of scientific and academic cooperation in Guinea, as well as to reaffirm its willingness to participate in the emergence of preparatory classes in the country.

Opening ceremony of the seminar on November 13th, 2017

J.Biot and M. Dousso Lanciné Traoré, Rector of the University of Conakry