Back From Broadway: Why Are the French So Reluctant to Belong?

When I got back to France after a semester at Columbia University, my friends welcomed me as if those four months “abroad on Broadway” had not really happened. But there was a tiny glitch in the illusion that nothing had changed and it quickly reminded me that I had truly been abroad in a foreign […]

Does the Shanghai Academic Ranking Really Matter? French and American Students Respond

Yesterday, La Jeune Politique published an article titled Shanghai Academic Index: A French Controversy, but does the Shanghai Index really matter? After studying in the engineering program at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) of Cachan, intending to become a researcher, Charles Vanwynsberghe got a Master’s in acoustics at University Pierre et Marie Curie, the 37th university […]