Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Ouagadougou University president Joseph Paré was Monday appointed to hold the Senghor chair of the Francophonie for Burkina Faso.
He will enjoy the support of about 50 teachers of arts, art and communication, human sciences, law and politics.
Paré will define the modalities for teaching and research in globalisation, cultural and linguistic diversity as well as openness to the world.
In addition to teachings in democracy, human rights and health, the Chair will lecture on sustainable development, languages, culture and information and communication technologies.
Scientific Research Committee member Prof.
Louis Millogo said the teaching modules were for graduate students.
The Senghor Chair at Ouagadougou University will define the main lines for teaching, in conjunction with Jean Moulin University of Lyon (France), home to the first Chair instituted by the University Agency of the Francophonie (AUF) in 2002.
The Universities of Beirut (Lebanon) and Lyon were the first to host a Senghor chair of the Francophonie since its creation in 2002.
The next candidates are Cameroon and Vietnam.