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Leading French university faces pressures on sexual assaults

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Sciences Po, a top French university, faces pressure on sexual assaults. Previous president didn't report allegations of incest against chair of governing board in the 1980s.

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French academics fear being scapegoated for terrorism

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The education minister says “left-wing Islamism” is “wreaking havoc” in French universities.

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French business schools attract Chinese students to learn about luxury brands

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Students want to learn about Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Dior.

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Male backlash blamed for failure of effort in France to hire more female academics

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Requiring that at least 40 percent of search committee members be female was followed by a drop in hiring of women, study found.

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France considers plan to create university like MIT

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Plan calls for institution to have greater autonomy on salaries and staffing than is the norm in the country.

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French president's alma mater sees surge in international applicants

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French president's alma mater sees surge in international applications.

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Educators consider Macron's vision for a new type of European university

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As people wonder how it would work, a campus run jointly by French, Swiss and German universities offers insights.

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Several countries launch campaigns to recruit research talent from U.S. and elsewhere

Britain, Canada, France and Germany all launch funding programs to recruit foreign researchers. Will they succeed in capitalizing on perceptions of the U.S. as a less attractive place for research?

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Poll finds stronger support in Europe for investing in vocational education than in universities

Poll indicates stronger popular support across countries for job-related training than for universities.

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Professors in France enjoy job security but have low salaries

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Professors’ civil servant status provides some benefits, but not much in terms of compensation.

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