France's system of public higher education and research is keenly attuned to international trends in science and scholarship and wide open to international participation. The extent of the collaboration between French academics and their colleagues around the world is indicated by the fact that almost half of all French scholarly publications are coauthored with at least one foreign colleague. 

Research: a major French priority

France devotes more than 2% of its GDP (about €40 billion) to public and private research. The nation is home to some 70,000 doctoral candidates, a third of whom are from outside France, and more than 200,000 scholars and researchers, about half of whom work in public universities, schools, or other institutions.............Learn more