27 French Universities Denounced for Illegal Selection of Students

The National Union of Students in France (L’Union nationale des étudiants de France) (UNEF) has issued a report condemning the illegal admission of students to 27 public French universities. These schools, run by public funds, have a legal obligation to admit a mix of students of varying abilities to achieve both social and intellectual variation […]

The Paradox in French Student Life: Insecurity in Insurance

On 12 December 2012, a report was published by a group of French senators who, “regularly questioned by families on the malfunctions” of the social security system for students (which provides health insurance, among other things), sought to “suggest emergency measures to simplify a system that suffers from a ludicrous complexity.” Beyond the short-term perspective, the […]

Hard Times for French Students

Although in many ways French students are better-off financially than their American, British and Canadian counterparts, student life in France is getting more and more expensive. The situation has lead the two main student unions, the Union Nationale des Etudiants de France (UNEF) and the Fédération des Associations Générales Étudiantes (FAGE), to ring the bell. […]