Francophonie Education Diversity (FRED)
EA 6311


Dominique GAY-SYLVESTRE – Director
Tel. : + 33 (0)5 55 43 56 00

Adress : Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines
39E rue C. Guérin – 87036 LIMOGES


Administrative Supervision : Université de Limoges
Parent Institute : SHS
Doctoral School : ED 525 – Lettres, pensée, arts et histoire

Key figures (31/12/2015)

Professors : 12
Other researchers : 1
Accreditated to direct research (HDR) : 4
Doctoral Students : 37

Scientific Publication (2011-2014)

Peer reviewed journal : 30
: 4
Book chapters
: 32
Thesis defended
: 20
Conference presentations
: 41
Others : 20


Economic Added Value (2011-2014)

National conferences, seminars organized : 5
International conferences, seminars organized : 6


The Francophonie, Education and Diversity, EA 6311 (FRED) is organized around a common issue – diversity. This approach develops a link between specialists of Francophone knowledge, educational science and iberoamerican world as well as synergy between the themes addressed: migrant cultures, vulnerable populations, french-speaking and non french-speaking areas, building identity through space, history, environment, gender relationships, social implications, cultural diversity, digital spaces and the analysis of education and training systems in developed and developing countries. The multilingualism and the multidisciplinary aspect of the team promote synergy between researchers and the development of international networks. The FRED’s partnership with foreign universities, in particular African universities, Quebec universities too, in the fields of francophone countries and educational science, with iberoamerican universities, the creation of several researcher networks (ALEC, AFTIE, Rechercheavec) the FRED’s performances in the field of ICT, and the fact that its courses are professionalizing, enhance its appeal for doctoral students. The team runs an international review backed by a scientific committee: Dire (Diversités – Recherches et terrains), an AUF review, three colections at PULIM: “Francophonie”, « Savoirs scientifiques et pratiques d’enseignement », « FémininMasculin” (fr., eng., sp., port. accepted).

Research themes

Education French-Speaking Areas ; Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) ; Cultural Diversity ; Vulnerable populations in French and no French areas ; Interculturality ; Migrant Cultures ; Gender Relationships ; Building Identities ; Life stories ; Territories ; Actors of education ; Sanitary and social action ; Transmissions ; School books ; Pedagogic litterature


Education ;  Training ; Francophone Countries ; Diversity ; ICT ; Interculturality ; Ibero American world ; Gender ; Reflexivity ; Vulnerable populations in french and no french areas ; Territories

Equipements / Ressources techniques

Specialized documentary collection ; Online resources


Current International University Partnerships : Algeria: University of Mostaganem ; Argentina: Lanus University, Buenos Aires ; Brazil: Dom Bosco Catholic University, Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul ; Burkina Faso: 2ie Engineering School, Ouagadougou, University of Ouagadougou ; Haiti: CREFI, Notre Dame of Haiti University, Port au Prince ; Mexico: Chiapas Intercultural University (UNICH), Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (CIAD), Hermosillo, Sonora, Sonora Technical Institute (ITSON), Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa (UAS) ; Venezuela: Centro de Estudios de la Mujer (CEM) (Women’s Study Centre) ; Central University of Venezuela, Caracas ; Czech Republic: University of Hradec Kralove, University of Brno ; Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) agreement Online review (