Mrs. Minh-Ha Pham, The French Embassy – “The Attractiveness of French Sciences”
Dr. Pham’s position at The French Embassy is to promote French science activities. She obtained her PhD in neuroscience in 1983 at Pierre & Marie Curie University. She is a board member of Paris Institute of Technology, and was in charge of recruiting international students to attend Paris Tech. Dr Pham showed a slide presentation of French landscapes, cultural heritage, social life, quality of life, church & state, and scientific contributions. She described the organizations that support the sciences and education. France has 2 universities – Government and Engineering – that are very selective and competitive to get in and graduate. The rest of the universities are free with minimal entrance requirements.