Professors from URAFPA (University of Lorraine, France) at KazNU
In the framework of the ERASMUS+ project between the University of Lorraine and the al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Stefan Jurjanz and Cyril Feidt visited Almaty.
During the trip, they met with many university staff and officials to strengthen scientific collaboration, especially with the faculty of biology and biotechnology. Kazakhstan is a large cattle-breeding country, which for various historical reasons encounters various sources of pollution (radionuclides from the Soviet nuclear test site, heavy metals of metallurgical plants, organochlorine pesticides due to cotton production or veterinary practice and hydrocarbons from oil production). This is the main research directions of the MRCA team, whose members currently co-lead 3 doctoral students from Kazakhstan, including Farida Amutova, a doctoral student at SIRENA. The professors also held talks with KazNU students in the form of conferences and seminars and presented 4 master programs in Nancy, with the aim of enhancing the attractiveness of the University of Lorraine and cooperation between our universities.