CampusFrance Higher education in France CampusFrance - Higher education in France Key figures Growth in international student enrollment in French institutions of higher education since 1998 France’s system of higher education enrolls more than 2.2 million students. 260,000 come from outside France and make up 12% of postsecondary enrollments. By comparison, internationals are 14% of British and 13% of German enrollments. CampusFrance A national agency for the promotion 3 of French higher education abroad CampusFrance - Higher education in France Institutions of higher education More than 3,500 postsecondary institutions- public and private-operate in France: 88 universities and affiliated institutions (accounting for 70% of enrollments) 224 engineering schools (1/4 university-affiliated) 220 schools of business and management (90 confer degrees recognized by the government) 120 schools of art 20 schools of architecture 3,000 other schools and institutes CampusFrance A national agency for the promotion 4 of French higher education abroad CampusFrance - Higher education in France A European qualifications framework French higher education is divided into 3 stages in accord with the harmonized European system. The stages are marked by degrees: licence (bachelor), master, doctorate (LMD). The time to degree is measured in terms of semesters of study and corresponding “ECTS credits.” Licence (L) = 6 semesters = 180 ECTS credits Master (M) = 4 semesters = 120 ECTS credits Doctorate (D) = 3 or more years following the master (not expressed in ECTS credits) ECTS, the European Credit Transfer System, is a common European System of cumulable, transferable credits that reflect the time a student has spent in higher education. The system facilitates intra-European mobility of students over their academic career. CampusFrance A national agency for the promotion 5 of French higher education abroad CampusFrance - Higher education in France Postsecondary degrees in France Source: MESR CampusFrance A national agency for the promotion 6 of French higher education abroad CampusFrance - Higher education in France New legislation affecting the universities A new law setting forth the freedoms and responsibilities of the nation’s universities was passed in August 2007. The law has two main goals: To make the universities more autonomous To endow them with resources equal to those of equivalent institutions in other OECD countries. Map of the 20 autonomous universities CampusFrance A national agency for the promotion 14 of French higher education abroad CampusFrance - Higher education in France Recent developments The nation’s higher education and research efforts have undergone important changes in recent years. Public support for education and research is expected to rise by €10 to €15 billion between 2010 and 2015. New legislation on academic freedom and responsibility is increasing the autonomy of universities. Under Operation Campus, proposals have been solicited to improve university facilities and thereby increase the dynamism of campus life. Of the 10 projects approved to date, 7 are categorized as “promising models” and 4 as “innovative approaches.” Higher education and research efforts have been realigned through the creation of PRES (research and higher education clusters), RTRAs (thematic networks for advanced research), RTRS (thematic networks for medical research), and competitiveness clusters. CampusFrance A national agency for the promotion 13 of French higher education abroad Clusters of research and higher education in France (PRES*) New public institutions to lead cooperation and partnership * PRES: Pôles de Recherche et d’Enseignement Supérieur Les Pôles de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur (PRES) Clusters of research and higher education in France (PRES) ■ Initiated from the French Law of 18 April 2006. ■ To propose research and educational programs more consistent, clearer and more visible, especially international ► International influence of higher education and research ► Reconciliation of universities, colleges and research organizations ► Structuring of higher education and research ■ Participating in international competition ► Education: Coordination of academic programs Issue of diploma ► Research : Single institution branding of scientific publications Enhanced cooperation, innovation and transfer 17 PRES in France (mars 2010) Organized in 17 new public organizations (EPCS) including: 51 universities 51 institutions: French “Grandes Ecoles”: IEP, Management and commerce schools, Engineer schools, National polytechic schools, Large hospital centers. Zoom: The PRES Grenoble University France 61 000 000 inhabitants Rhône-Alpes 6 000 000 inhabitants Isère 1 200 000 inhabitants Grenoble 500 000 inhabitants The PRES Grenoble University ■ A unique structure, more visible within the international context ► 5 academic institutions ► Coverage of virtually all sectors of education and research ► 50 000 students with7 500 foreigners, 3 500 PhD, 5 800 staff with 3200 teacher-researcher ■ Strategic Objectives ► Improving upon the attractiveness ► Strengthening partnerships and the role of universities in the Territorial Development ► Giving a new dash to the cooperation between local universities ► Selected for the « Operation Campus » ► 10 selected projects in France Local dynamics in Grenoble University 60,000 students Industry Scientific research 100,000 workers 21,000 researchers « The Grenoble ecosystem » 50,000 university students Joseph Fourier University Science, technology, healthcare 19,000 students Pierre Mendès France University Human and social sciences 19,000 students Stendhal University Languages, literature, fine arts and communication 6,000 students Grenoble Institute of Technology Engineering sciences 5,000 students Institute of Political sciences Political sciences 1,800 students An exceptional scientific environment 5 international laboratories and instruments ESRF European Synchrotron Radiation Facility ILL Neutron-flux reactor EMBL European Molecular Biology Laboratory GHMFL Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory IRAM Institute of millimetric Radio astronomy 9 national research organisations CNRS National centre of scientific research CEA Atomic energy agency INRIA informatics and automatics INSERM Healthcare and Medical CEMAGREFAgriculture and Environment INRA Agronomic CRSSA Research centre of the army IRD Research and development institute CEN / CNR Snow studies centre An exceptional scientific environment 6 500 workers in R&D centres Air Liquide, Sun Microsystems, Schneider Electric, Alstom, HP, France Telecom, XRCE – Xerox, Bull, STMicroelectronics, SOITEC, SUN, Siemens, Ahlstrom Paper Group, CRV- Pechiney / ALCAN, Lafarge, Vicat... Some Technical Centres CTP (paper) CSTB (building) CETIM (mechanical industry) The Members of the PRES Grenoble University ■ Founding Members ■ Members of the Committee Grenoble University of Innovation ► Université Joseph Fourier ► CEA ► Université Pierre Mendès France ► Cemagref ► Université Stendhal ► CNRS ► Institut polytechnique de Grenoble ► INRIA ► Institut d’études politiques de ► CHU Grenoble ► GEM ■ Associate Members ► Université de Savoie ► CROUS ► Région Rhône Alpes ► Grenoble Alpes Métropole ► Ville de Grenoble ► Ecole d’architecture (in progress) Missions of the PRES Grenoble University ■ Ensure International Development Site ► Develop institutional relationships and provide strategic intelligence ► Contribute to the mobility of students and researchers ■ Promote the site ■ Issue PhD from the « University of Grenoble » ■ Create and manage services related to student life ► Health services: Health Centre ► Disability Service ► Reception arrangements and support for students • Information, integration, approaches • Culture • Support for student initiatives, associations ■ Pilot and implement « Operation Campus » ► Implementation of projects ► Manage and develop the academic field ■ Managing heritage in common Grenoble University : a wide range of disciplines Architecture, urban and regional planning Art and culture Biology Business studies and management Communication and journalism Earth and universe sciences and environment Economics Education sciences Engineering and technologies Undergraduate programs Human and social sciences 2 years professional degrees Law and political sciences License (3 years): Professional or Research Languages, literature and linguistics 29 Engineering degrees Mathematics and computer sciences Medicine and healthcare sciences ≥ 200 Master programs Physics and chemistry Professional or Research Sport sciences Research within Grenoble University 12 doctoral schools 3 500 PhD students - constant increase - growing internationalization 93 laboratories 2 800 researchers 150 millions of euros for annual research expenditures Worldwide known domains of excellence: Micro-nano-technologies, Software and smart systems, Fundamental biology, Medicine, Biotechnologies, Environmental engineering, Energy, Management and sociology of innovation… Grenoble University of Innovation 4 major societal stakes, 8 centres of excellence Management of the Innovation, technology Creation Micro-Nano Intelligent Systems technologies and Softwares Energy Environnment Biotechnologies Health/ cognition Structural biology Integrated and Systemic Biology International Development Strategy ■ Development of institutional partnerships ► Targeted areas • Countries, regions, cities, institutions ► Targeted domains • Micro-nano-technologies, Intelligent System and Software, Energy, Environment engineering, Medicine, Fundamental biology, Biotechnologies, Management and sociology of innovation, Territory sciences… ■ Development of mobilities ► Incoming • Qualitative development (selection, quality of academic paths and projects of incoming) • Improving reception conditions (tutoring, accommodation, mobility centre Euraxess) ► Outgoing • Awareness/ Information • Linguistic preparation ■ Promotion ► Offers • Academic programs (specifically dedicated to international, others) • Research (Especially PhD; Improve the visibility of offers: PhDs, internships, postdoc, labs, …) ► Site assets Organization ■ Steering Board of trustees Strategic Presidence Doctoral studies Orientation Board Committee Office Joint Technical Committee Student life Joint Consultative Committee Commission Scientific Council Executive Health ceter Council management International Relations Committee GUI Commission French Higher Education institutions participating to the meeting - Insititut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris - Institut national de Gemmologie - Ecole des Métiers de la Culture - Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris - Grenoble Université - Grenoble Ecole de Management Université de Perpignan Questions?