Indo–France summit begins in Delhi

A lot more foreign exchange programmes for students in France and sharing of ideas, research and industry can be expected in the coming years, with day one of the India–France Science, Technology and Education summit seeing about 11 MoU’s being signed between companies, universities and research institutions in Delhi on Wednesday. The event is a […]

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‘Some French academics are resistant to change’

Higher education has dominated the news in France recently thanks to plans for more courses to be taught in English so there’s no better time to speak to an international academic to find out more about being a lecturer at a French university. French universities appear to be having somewhat of an identity crisis right […]

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France to Open Visa Centers in 5 Russian Cities

France will open visa centers in five Russian cities by the end of June 2013, the French Consulate General in Russia reported Tuesday. “During his visit to Moscow in February 2013, French President Francois Hollande pledged to simplify as much as possible the visa application conditions for Russian nationals,” the consulate said in a statement. […]

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France to debate introduction of more English-speaking courses

Plans to ease a ban on the use of English in French universities will be debated on Wednesday with unions threatening to strike in protest at a measure some claim will turn French into a “dead language”. Under a 1994 “Toubon” law defending the French language, French must be used in classrooms from right through […]

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Mad scramble for Indian students

Indian students keen to study abroad are being courted aggressively by countries such as France, Germany, Australia and Canada. The bait: lower fees than the US, an easier visa regime than UK’s and more scholarships and work opportunities than either. Traditionally, the US – with more than one lakh Indian students – and the UK […]

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