The Debate

What's an education worth? The row over France's plan to hike foreign student tuition

France is in the throes of student protests against a spectacular tuition fee hike for foreign students. They currently pay little more than the nominal fee of their French counterparts, this in a nation where the right to higher education is written into the constitution. Will these fee increases scare away foreigners and dent France's ambition of attracting half a million foreign students a year within the next decade?

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Programme prepared by Laure Fourquet, Yi Song, François Picard and Wassim Cornet.

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