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Welcome to the France-Florida Research Institute

Welcome to the France-Florida Research Institute

The University of Florida’s France-Florida Research Institute (FFRI), building on the strengths of UF’s program in French and Francophone studies in the Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures, and its long-standing excellence in the sciences, serves as an umbrella organization to centralize and promote the numerous existing partnerships between the University of Florida and French and Francophone research centers and academic institutions. It also works to create new linkages in the spirit of interdisciplinarity and internationalization that characterizes the University of Florida. The FFRI is housed in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and is listed among the Centers and Institutes of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The France-Florida Research Institute is a member of the French Embassy Network of Centers of Excellence . The France-Florida Research Institute receive yearly financial support and project-based support from the French Embassy to fund a wide variety of activities.

The FFRI sponsors lecture series, visiting professorships, guest speaker series, film festivals, theater workshops, exhibits, and symposia as well as outreach activities for the teachers of French in Alachua County.

Proposals for activities related to the mission of the FFRI should be submitted to the Director, Dr. Hélène Blondeau,  Professor of French and Francophone Studies, and Linguistics.