University of Warsaw - Centre for French Culture and Francophone Studies

The Centre for French Culture and Francophone Studies (CFC) is a multi-disciplinary research unit of the University of Warsaw. It was founded in 1958 with Michel Foucault as its first director. The Center’s activities focus on four key issues: promoting public debate between France and Poland; conducting research projects; supporting cooperation between French and Polish universities; and collecting publications on French language and culture and running a library for students and researchers. The research activity of the Center is multidimensional and deals with broadly understood humanities and social sciences. The Center’s work programme focuses on three main research axes: migration in Europe and related challenges in the political, social and cultural spheres; international security; and memory and historical narration. OKF cooperates with various academic institutions, think tanks, foundations and cultural institutions from France, Poland and other European countries. More on the Centre: