France: A decade of reforms under three presidents rolls on (Uni World News 06.04.18)
"(...) [L]ike his predecessors Macron, who was elected in May 2017, promised priority for higher education and research, and increased the budget. (...) Fréderique Vidal, minister for higher education, research and innovation(...), has already launched her new plan for students, which aims to cut the high first-year failure rate and increase the number of places for oversubscribed courses.
But many students are already protesting against its new enrolment process, Parcoursup, which they claim introduces selection – a strong taboo for students." Jane Marshall for University World News 06 April 2018
Release date: 23.04.2018