private foundations. The cole Polytechnique constitutes the graduate schools. The project of setting up a selection process for admission to universities is one of these ever-lasting controversial ones the French cherish : the right wing is for it and the left wing strongly against (in the name of equality and democracy). Conclusion : there is now (2014) some Good News about universities. The people of France take their education exceptionally seriously, and it shows in the education that you can find across the country. France is the only country with such a system for Universities. A good book by a former head of Ecole Normale Superieure, who proposes to merge the two systems into a new kind of university : Monique Canto-Sperber, L'oligarchie de l'excellence, Presses Universitaires de France, 2017, 348. Therefore, there is only one European general objective in this area, dealing with recognizing degrees obtained after at least three higher education years.
As of today, it has become an aristocracy in itself. Special arrangements with the cole facilitate admission to some of these institutions. In spite or because of the wish for equality, this law results in inequality. They turn to the colleges in the country because they know the fantastic learning opportunities that await them when they. To email me This page is one of the 10 most visited pages of the site.
This process has strongly developed in some cases, through the development of programs leading to double degrees, or through the.C.T.S. Their graduates will always be the boss! In these classes, students work like dogs (40 hours courses a week constant tests personal work, no week-end, etc.) to be admitted to the best possible school. Plenty of money is spent on education in France, and if getting the prime education that you want and need is important to you, studying in France is definitely the perfect option. The good side of it is that a quite high proportion of great mathematicians are French (10 Fields Medal winners out of 44) and math is still one of the domains where France can challeng e the USA! Contrary to what the NYT wrote, most of these preparatory classes are free ( read more.) and students enjoy very good working conditions. More about the most prestigious French research centers More money is poured into the university system (the "Grand Emprunt" representing an woodro Wilson a Good President additional 11 billion Euros) but, more interestingly, for the first time only to the best and not "money for everyone" as before All cursus. Programs are divided in semesters (6 for a "licence plus 4 for a "Maitrise.e. All classes must be mixed.
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