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Institut Français de Singapour

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Ambassade de France
101-103 Cluny Park Road
Singapour - Singapour
www.institutfrancais.sg/?lang=en

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Institut Francais de Singapour

Overview

The Service for Cultural Cooperation and Cultural Action (SCAC) / Institut Français Singapour (IFS) leads and supports cultural, scientific and educational cooperation between France and Singapore. It promotes the teaching of French language, the French creative industries and the French savoir-faire in the fields of higher education and research.
It aims at strengthening the French influence in Singapore, while also acting as a centre of expertise. Facing current global challenges, IFS endeavours to promote French attractiveness and expertise through innovation.


Cultural
The mission of the Institut Français Singapour is to promote the culture and the French cultural engineering in Singapore, and to promote the cooperation between organisations and artists from the two countries. It also observes the creative scene in the city-state and follows as far as poosible its cultural policies, according to the intergovernmental agreement signed in 2009, which made France the “cultural reference” of Singapore.

Practically, its missions are :
– Linguistique : promotion of French and educational engineering
– Visual Arts, Design, Architecture and new technologies
– Live performances
– Literature and discussions of ideas


Audiovisual and Cinema
Its jurisdiction encompasses 6 Southeast Asian countries : Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei and East Timor.
Its actions include :
– the promotion of French content (films, fictions, documentaries, animation, video games, internet platform, current music…)
– the support of French audiovisual operators (France24, TV5, RFI, Unifrance, TVFI, Ina, CFI, …)
– the development of French expertise in audiovisual and data.


Science, Technology and Education
The mission of the scientific and educational section, within the domain of science and technology, is to :
– Support and facilitate the development of projects, research programmes and joint laboratories
– Contribute to strengthen the place of French sciences and technologies in Singapore
– Diffuse information in France on Singaporean scientific and technological news and perform monitoring
Its mission consists of :
– Promoting French programmes on higher education
– Aid French establishments to develop academic ties and student exchange programmes