Award ceremony for mobility grants to Thailand

10 November 2022
  • Asia and the Pacific

  • Foundation

On Thursday, November 10, 2022, the Inalco Foundation was honored to welcome H.E.M. Tana Weskosith, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand in France, for the presentation of three immersion scholarships in Thailand to Inalco students.
Cérémonie d’attribution des bourses de mobilité pour la Thaïlande
Cérémonie d’attribution des bourses de mobilité pour la Thaïlande © Inalco‎
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Through this program, the Inalco Foundation wishes to encourage the strengthening of Thai studies in France and thus contribute to the age-old relationship between France and Thailand, a highlight of which will be the forthcoming visit of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, to Bangkok on the occasion of the APEC Summit on November 18 and 19.

Thailand and Inalco

For almost 150 years, Siamese or Thai has been taught at Inalco. This language, spoken by over 65 million people, is the official language of the Kingdom of Thailand. Several of our institute's recent projects bear witness to the deep-rooted relationship with this Southeast Asian country:

  • Award of an honorary doctorate to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on October 3, 2000
  • International colloquium commemorating the "160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and France" in 2017, whose opening speech was given by Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana
  • Colloque "Carrefours interculturels : connection between language, culture and education" organized by CERLOM in collaboration with the Thai Association of Teachers of French and Thammasat University in November 2018, chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

The scholarship winners

Following the signature of a partnership agreement between the Royal Thai Embassy and the Inalco Foundation, three Siamese language students from Inalco have been selected to receive an international mobility grant:

  • Sixtine Lauzeral, a Bachelor 3 student in Thai, who will be leaving for Silpakorn University at the end of November to take courses there;
  • Patapat Saensuk, a Master 1 student in Thai translation wishing to specialize in the field of cinema, she wants to leave to take courses in Thailand in order to deepen her cinematographic knowledge through University courses ;
  • Mathilde Müller, a Master 1 student in language didactics, would like to leave for an internship in her country of study later this year.Their applications were examined by a selection panel based on criteria of excellence, progress and success in their studies.

We congratulate the winners and wish them all the best for their immersion in Thailand.