Author Archives: Fabien Montiel

Café Scientifique – The Antarctic

The French Embassy and the University of Canterbury hold a discussion on French expeditions in the Antarctic and New Zealand. A presentation by Ursula Rack, Wolfgang Rack, and Mathieu Sellier lead the discussion of the French expeditions to Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Antarctic continent highlighting the long-lasting relationship between Antarctica, New Zealand, and France. From […]

French Related Research Projects 2021 (F2RP 2021)

The F2RP 2021 call for applications is now open until 30 July 2021 to support the attendance or the development of a France-related scientific project or event by a New Zealand-based researcher, student, institution, or association. Grants up to $10 000 will be awarded to support expenses. Eligibility The proposal must be submitted by a […]

INRAE / Science New Zealand Cooperation Agreement

On 30th June 2020 INRAE and Science New Zealand formalised their aspirations through signing an agreement to enhance joint projects, scientific exchange and talent development. This was a joint commitment to enhancing cooperation at a strategic level, building on a long history of collaboration at a project level. This agreement encourages exchange programmes and collaborative […]

Café des idées

In partnership with Alliance Française Wellington, we invite you to join the conversation with Simon Jean and Nicola Kiri Smith on the repatriation of Toi moko from France back to New Zealand. The new format of the café scientifique “cybercafé des idées” offers the possibility to connect online as long as you register (link to register) or eventually […]

Night of Ideas

Fast! is a proud partner of the second Franco-Kiwi edition of the Night of Ideas (Nuit des Idées) on 31 January 2020 at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum in Wellington. The global theme for 2020 will be “Being Alive”, and in New Zealand, we will focus on sharing French and Pacific perspectives. https://www.lanuitdesidees.com/en/ At nightfall, artists, […]

Cafe scientifique

The next Alliance Française Wellington Café Scientifique will be held on Wednesday 23 October from 5:15 PM for a 5:30 PM start at Southern Cross – 39 Abel Smith Street (The Guest Room) . Free entry – All welcome – In English – some French may occur! Whakapapa and terroir: Genome analysis for differentiating manuka […]

2020 Pacific Fund call for application now open!

The 2020 Pacific Fund call for application is now open until the 20th of November 2019. To be eligible, the project must involve a New Zealand partner (who must submit the proposal) and involve at least one partner from New Caledonia, French Polynesia or Wallis and Futuna. The contribution of the Pacific Fund must not […]

Cafe Scientifique

The next Alliance Française Wellington Café Scientifique will be held on Wednesday 4 September from 5:15 PM for a 5:30 PM start at Southern Cross – 39 Abel Smith Street (The Guest Room) . Free entry – All welcome – In English – some French may occur! Getting into hot water: Geothermal Energy in New […]

Cafe Scientifique

Fast! is proud to support the next Cafe Scientifique talk by Pierre Foucaud and Grégoire Pigeon (MetService – Te Ratonga Tirorangi) on “Weather forecasting in a time of Climate Change”. Join us in Wellington on Wednesday 10 April at 5.15 pm at Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, in the the Guest Room. A wide […]

Public lecture in Wellington

Exciting talk by French speaker on Thursday 14th March at 7.30pm in Wellington: Turning seismic noise into large virtual earthquakes with dense instrumentation  by Marine Denolle (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University) More information here: http://www.gleanreport.com/events/marine-denolle/