The Université Québec à Trois Rivières (UQTR), the Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO ) and theUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB ) have created the Réseau d'Échanges et de Liaisons entre Institutions d'Enseignement supérieur Francophones (RELIEF).

Presentation of the network

An agreement was signed in 2018 between the three founding institutions of the network: Université Québec à Trois Rivières (UQTR), the Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO ) and Université Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB)

It marks the will to continue the collaborative actions undertaken previously (notably in the organisation of international schools in French) and to develop new collaborative projects with other partners.

signing of relief agreement usmb uqtr hes so

The creation of the network :


2022 relief members

RELIEF in practice

Organisation of International Summer Schools (ISS)

Since 2015, the universities of the RELIEF network have been organising annual International Summer Schools (ISS) in the fields of renewable energy, education in the digital age, and aquatic ecology.

These summer schools are available:

  • students at the end of their Master's or doctoral studies at member universities and associated partners
  • to professionals
  • stakeholders from governmental organisations and the business community in French-speaking countries

Joint participation in events

The founding members of the RELIEF network frequently participate in the French Language and Francophonie Week with joint activities.
On this occasion, the USMB and its partners propose quizzes on the French language and French expressions, dictations and conferences on the French-speaking world with the support of the Pôle Langues ACCENTS of the USMB.

The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE ) organises an annual international fair.

img 0277In March 2018, the member universities of the RELIEF network participated - with a joint stand - in this international event. Based on this first experience, UQTR, HES-SO and USMB are renewing their joint participation under the banner of the RELIEF network at the virtual 2022 edition.

APAIE 2022

RELIEF on the ground

In 2018 - The RELIEF Network in Africa to strengthen renewable energy partnerships in Senegal and Burkina Faso



2022 relief supports


Framework document for the RELIEF 2022-2023 PAA

Project budget AAP RELIEF 2022 2023