Director of National University of Mongolia Prof. S.Tumur-Ochir and Jacques Legrand, Director of National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO, France), professor of Mongolian
studies have signed a memorandum of cooperation between the two universities on May 25, 2012.
In May 2011, Mongolian scholars and researchers headed by S.Tumur-Ochir conducted a working visit to universities and institutes of European Union and proposed to INALCO to extend and renew the cooperation memorandum between the universities. The National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations or known as INALCO which is recognized to be the core center for Mongolian studies in France was founded in 1795 and this is the second time that the NUM was signing the cooperation memorandum with INALCO.
The first memorandum was signed in Paris in 1996 by then Mongolian Ambassador to France Kh.Bekhbat and Director of INALCO Andre B., this year the second memorandum was signed at NUM in Ulaanbaatar by the Directors of the two universities. The memorandum will be effective for 5 years from the day of signing and is to be a guidance in intensifying bilateral partnership not only in Mongolian studies but also broadening cooperation in oriental studies
, French language and culture spheres. The diverse directions of partnership includes methodology of teaching French and Mongolian languages, carrying out joint study and research programs in Mongol studies, mutual exchange of teacher, scientists, researchers and students, recognizing and accepting credit ratings of each schools, jointly host scientific symposiums, seminars and forums on methodology of teaching foreign languages. Executive Director of NUM Dr. A.Galtbayar, Director of School of Mongolian Studies of NUM professor J.Bayansan, Executive Director of Institute for Mongolian Studies Dr. J.Bat-Ireedui, Chairman of French and Roman studies faculty of School of Foreign Languages and Culture of NUM Dr. B.Altangul and other affiliated officials were present at the signing ceremony.