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France looks to the big league

(published in The Economist, November 2011) Plans to create a French Ivy League are part of the biggest shake-up in French higher education since students threw cobbled stones in les évènements of 1968. Championed by President Nicolas Sarkozy, the idea is to spend €7.7 billion ($10.6 billion) to produce a handful of world-class universities which can compete … Continue reading

Liberal arts: The broad strokes that paint a vivid future

(published in The Independent, July 2011) “When I grow up, I want to be an astronaut.” Such clear-minded career planning is a rare commodity these days, and though many teenagers may aspire to success in the music industry, or naturally gravitate towards working with computers, their decision about what they want to do later in … Continue reading

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