28 mai 2018

Will Macron clarify his university networks vision?

By Jan Petter Myklebust. European universities are already moving towards realising the proposal expressed by French President Emmanuel Macron for the establishment of 20 European university networks. But several stakeholders are warning of ambiguities in the vision and the European Students’ Union has come out strongly against the proposals, claiming it is yet another form of ‘elitism’. More...

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11 mai 2018

Macron’s vision of universities networks moves forward

By Jan Petter Myklebust and Brendan O'Malley. European university networks are now moving forward to build ‘Networks of European Universities’ along the lines French President Emmanuel Macron proposed at his Sorbonne speech in September 2017.
The first such ‘4EU-alliance’ was signed in Heidelberg last month. Other stakeholders are sending position papers to the European Commission webpage. More...

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Macron's call attracts six more US-based scientists

Six more United States-based scientists have been selected to take part in French President Emmanuel Macron's call to "Make our Planet Great Again", which was announced in response to President Donald Trump pulling the US out of the Paris climate agreement, writes Sophie Tatum for CNN. More...

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Behind the barricades at protest-hit universities

Anti-capitalist graffiti on the walls, broken furniture and piles of litter: protests by students in French universities have blocked teaching and led to hundreds of thousands of euros’ worth of damage in recent weeks, reports AFP. More...

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07 mai 2018

Police raid Paris university campus to evict protesters

French riot police raided a university in Paris on Friday 20 April to force out dozens of students who shut down the campus for a month in protest over President Emmanuel Macron's higher education reforms, reports AFP.
Around a hundred officers poured into the 22-storey tower dominating the Tolbiac campus of Sorbonne University on the left bank of the Seine, one of several French campuses that students have occupied in an echo of the momentous student revolt of May 1968. Some of the students tried to flee while others threw bottles and other objects at the police, an AFP journalist at the scene said
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06 mai 2018

Facebook Says Au Revoir to Student Group

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Is making fun of French people hate speech? One student group, which did just that, finds Facebook says "oui."
A University of Chicago student group that published a Facebook post describing all French people as “assholes” has been banned from the social networking site. More...

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28 avril 2018

En 2016, la France a naturalisé près de 120.000 personnes, dans la moyenne de l'UE

Sur les 995.000 personnes ayant acquis la nationalité d'un Etat de l'UE en 2016, 12% - soit près de 120.000 personnes - étaient déjà ressortissantes d'un Etat membre. Il reste donc environ 875.000 personnes qui étaient auparavant ressortissantes d'un Etat tiers ou apatrides. Plus...

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25 avril 2018

Striking differences: spotlight on student protests in France

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "http://www.hepi.ac.uk/"Last week I was fortunate to be invited to travel to Paris to speak at a conference hosted by the Institut national d’études demographiques (INED) – the French Institute for Demographic Studies. Most of the conference delegates were French, or at least based in France, so conversations during the coffee breaks served to enlighten me on what is going on in the French higher education sector at the moment. More...

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Police remove students from occupied Paris university site

University Business Magazine logoFrench police removed students from a Paris university building Friday that had been occupied for a month to protest admission changes that also are causing turmoil at other campuses. More...

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22 avril 2018

Macron’s mercenaries: police violence and neoliberal ‘reform’ in France

The ConversationHistorians of the May 1968 protests may have rebuffed Emmanuel Macron’s outlandish proposal for an official state commemoration of the imminent 50th anniversary, but it seems the president is gearing up for his own anti-celebration: total war on France’s social settlement. More...

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