The Conference Venue

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Pôle des langues et civilisations

65 rue des grands moulins

75013 Paris


How to reach the INALCO

By subway:

Line 14, get off at Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

Line RER C, get off at Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

By Bus :

Line 83 : get off at Olympiades

Line 89 : get off at Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

Lines 27, 62, 64, 132, N31 : get off at Patay-Tolbiac

By Tramway :

Line T3a : get off at Avenue de France

The richest and most diverse range of language and civilization courses in the world

Over the centuries, Inalco has become an institution of unrivalled scope, teaching languages that span Central Europe, Africa, Asia, America and Oceania. No other institution or country offers such a diversity of courses, such opportunity to expand horizons and such a wealth of knowledge, all in one place.



Our language and civilization courses are taught by world-class academics who are specialists in their fields and by native-speaking tutors of the languages studied at Inalco. From undergraduate to doctorate level, our research-led teaching is open to inquiring minds from all backgrounds, be they fresh out of high school, undergraduate or graduate students, or adult students in continuing education.


The undergraduate, graduate and continuing education courses offered at Inalco allow students to gain

    • mastery of a language and a thorough knowledge of the corresponding civilization over a degree program;
    • specific expertise to complement other qualifications.

Our courses lead to career paths in international business, international relations, communication and intercultural training, language teaching and multilingual computing.

Bachelor’s degree: courses by language and region that can include a professional specialization.

Master’s degrees : regional programs targeting a research discipline or professional direction.

Doctorate : PhD research at Inalco’s Doctoral School.

Diplomas: certificates, introductory diplomas, language and civilization diplomas, professional Master’s degrees.

Specialized, productive research


Research at Inalco combines culture areas and disciplinary fields, the junction of which is particularly innovative and fruitful in scientific terms. Our researchers study languages and civilizations that are increasingly in the spotlight — Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and as far as the Arctic — and are central to the major issues of the 21st century. Fourteen teams, often partnered with other research organizations, our top-class PhD programs, and a major international publishing service form the backbone of research at Inalco. We also have a project management and knowledge transfer service.


About the departement of South Asian & Himalayan Studies

The department of South Asian & Himalayan Studies at inalco in Paris is one of the oldest and most important departments of Indian studies in Europe and attracts students not only from all over France but from other European countries as well. Ten languages are taught in the department : Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Pashto, Romani, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, Urdu.


About the hindi faculty


At present, the Hindi teaching faculty is comprised of four permanent members (Marguerite Gricourt, Laurent Maheux, Harit Joshi, and Ghanshyam Sharma), three temporary teachers as well as an Emeritus Professor, Annie Montaut.


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