French president's alma mater sees surge in international applicants


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

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


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

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?

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.

Professors in France enjoy job security but have low salaries


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

French minister seeks to mend 'broken links' between academics and political leaders


French minister seeks to rebuild ties between academics and politicians -- and sees new law on release of data as part of the solution.

New data show countries gaining and losing in European research competition


Scientists based in Britain win more grants than those of other countries. But Belgium, Germany, Israel and Switzerland have some boasting rights as well.

President discusses ambitions for new French university

Paris-Saclay’s president discusses why 19 French institutions are stronger as one.

Does Paris have too many institutions with the Sorbonne name?


The venerable term is now used by three universities and three institutional clusters in Paris.

French government wants academe to work more closely with business


Government wants academe to work more closely with business. Many academics are dubious.


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