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French MPs vote bill for lectures in English at French universities

Académie Française

France’s lower house approved a plan to allow more courses to be taught in English at French universities, despite concerns that such a move might undermine efforts to promote the French language. The full bill is expected to be approved in the Assembly and the upper house Senate, where the ruling Socialists and their allies have majorities. The vote followed two ... Read More »

French split over English at universities

Higher Education Minister Genevieve Fioraso

Defenders of the French language are furious at plans to introduce courses taught in English at public universities, arguing that France must protect itself against linguistic encroachment or risk losing its cultural identity. Parliament started to debate the issue as part of a bill on a broader reform of higher education, but all attention has focused on an article that ... Read More »

French universities court world’s brightest students

Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

The French government has started unveiling a series of reforms aimed at making its universities more attractive to foreigners, with a new emphasis on drawing in the brightest students from developing countries. France is set to adopt measures that will help draw the world’s brightest students to its universities, according to government ministers. The reforms are meant to improve the ... Read More »

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