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Ever considered studying in France?
Time: 2012-11-14    BY Angela   From:   Clicks: 2050
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The French academic system has undergone a huge development within the last 30 years: the number of students has increased from less than 60,000 in 1970 to more than 2.2 million today. In the same time, the number of academics has increased from 35,000 to 76,000 and the number of the administrative staff has grown in the same proportion.

This quantative increase has been accompanied by the creation of new universities. Nowadays the whole national territory is covered by the French university system, offering a tremendous variety of programs

The higher education system is mainly public, which means that the tuition fees are almost full funded by the state and the students have to pay only a small fee (between 1200FRF and 220FRF, social insurance included)

Furthermore, in addition to the 89 universities, there are other public institutions for High Education: engineering schools linked to universities (34) and institutes for teacher training (29). University is not only extending opportunities for students, it is playing one of the major roles in French research whether it be academic, technological or finalised. This research activity is taking place in more than 3400 laboratories, half of them are associated with national research centres (CNRS, INRa, inserm

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