Seminar Guest speakers
Monday November 15, 2004
France is the fourth most popular country for foreign students after the United States, England and Australia. However, the French system is beset with difficulties : its grandes écoles and universities are complicated; it is difficult for students from foreign programmes to gain access to the most prestigious courses; and generally speaking, conditions to help students begin their studies in France are poor. Apart from general necessary improvements, which to a large extent have already been implemented, there are two fundamentally opposite questions which remain outstanding: should we bring our teaching methods into line with international standards, in other words American standards, and thereby run the risk of abandoning our traditions of excellence ? Or should we preserve the best elements which we have to offer, while at the same time attempting to become more internationally orientated ?
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