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University and scientific cooperation

The French Institute and the French Embassy in Qatar support academic and scientific cooperation actions between French and Qatari institutions. Four priority areas are targeted: health, sustainable development, digital technology and human and social sciences.

Qatar Health 2022 conference

On February 13, 2022, with the support of the Institut Français and the Embassy of France in Qatar, Professor Pierre Carli, head of the SAMU of Paris spoke at the conference on the medical management of mass gatherings, organized by the Qatari Ministry of Health in view of the 2022 FIFA World Cup:

WISH Global Health Innovation Summit

The bi-annual World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) event is an initiative of the Qatar Foundation. The 2020 edition was held, in virtual format, from 15 to 19 November 2020 and was the most attended since the creation of WISH, with 7,500 participants from 180 countries.

The French Institute and the French Embassy in Qatar supported French participation 

  • Speech by Olivier Véran, Minister of Solidarity and Health, during the « Mental Health and Digital Technology" panel » ;
  • Speech by Stéphanie Seydoux, Ambassador for Global Health, during the panel « Climate Change and communicable diseases » ;

Virtual stands of the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, the Imagine Institute for Genetic Diseases and the French start-up Kaya Santé (artificial intelligence for non-drug therapies) will be held in the exhibition space;

Presentation in the virtual "gallery" space of the photo exhibition "Les professionnels de l'Assistance Publique -Hôpitaux de Paris face au Covid", created by the photographer Bruno Fert and which was exhibited at the Hôtel de Ville de Paris from July 28 to August 20, 2020.

The next edition of WISH will be held from October 4 to 6, 2022 :

Conference «Coastal Cities and Climate Change»

On the occasion of Qatar Sustainability Week 2021, the Institut Français and the Embassy of France in Qatar co-organized, on October 25, a virtual conference on the theme "Coastal cities and climate change" in partnership with the Qatar Green Building Council and the Doha Institute. The panel brought together two of the authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports as well as architects and urban planners. Together, they analysed the issues and challenges to be met for the adaptation of coastal cities to climate change. 

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